In June I wrapped up the first half of my photo year by leading a couple of short photography outings in the San Juan Islands. The primary focus of these tours was the resident fox population, which has gained notoriety in recent years for producing colorful litters of kits. The San Juan foxes range in color from traditional red to black (“silver”), gray (“pearl”) and on rare occasions brown (I have no idea what that’s called). I timed my trips for later in the denning season. Though this means the kits aren’t quite as cute or cuddly any more, they are more active and independent. Photo opportunities abound!
The tours were a big success (I plan to lead a longer trip next year if you’re interested), and we did find some other wildlife as well. I’ve split the new photos into two galleries. All of the new fox images can be seen in a dedicated fox gallery here, while the other wildlife photos have been added to the ongoing PNW 2019 gallery. A short preview can be found below.
If you’re interested in joining me on a fox photography outing in 2020, I will be leading a 3 Day/2 Night tour in June. Learn more here.