Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected (2)
In my previous post for this challenge I mentioned that I like wildlife photography because it is always unexpected and unplanned. I thought I’d post this photo of an endangered Channel Island Fox to illustrate that fact. We had been on Santa Rosa Island for 3 days and I had been out every morning and evening with hopes of getting a photo of these illusive animals. As we were waiting for our boat to arrive to go back to the mainland, my wife and I were sitting by a small tidal pool watching some birds play in the water. As we were chatting, I saw movement over her shoulder and I saw a small face (the foxes are about the size of a house cat). I told Dee to freeze for a second so I could get a shot of this totally unexpected visitor – this was that first photo. Once again, I relearned that when out in the wild always expect the unexpected…..