This weekend PJ and I visited my friend Jean-Marie in the Lorraine. Meadows are being cut and wild cats are seen daily.
We started off with working with the cats, which was not easy. Business as usual then…
First cat on the first evening…
Dress like a player. Play like a boss… We say yeah
The first evening we also saw a fox on the road. Just another fox for which we had no time. Cat was on the menu and we worked hard.
Another very shy wild cat which deemed unaproachable. Even when wearing a camouflage suit…
Nice black kite in morning light as well!
Foxes were everywhere, in all sizes and shapes. This unlucky individual was found in a hay bale.
Then we passed the road once more, and the fox was there again!
We decided to quit looking for cats and put all our time in this particular fox, which spent all day hunting in the same meadows.
We weren’t the only ones interested
Jumping was not a crime. We agreed.
Practicing with AF modes on both body and tele lens made for a few good images…
We were in pure MDMA, I mean ecstacy, but had to keep quiet…
This is what you need to catch voles…
Amazing how the fox listened intensely, whilst pumping his muscles before the jump. Truly amazing to see from up close!
Marvelous experience… Notice the saliva dripping from his mouth
In the next pictures you see all parts of the jump
We were so pleased with the fox we didn’t mind not getting the cat images we went there for. (though we had five sightings in one weekend)
What an amazing animal, what an amazing area.
Big thanks to Jean-Marie, Alex, Gerald and PJ.