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Saturday, April 14, 2012


I was fortune to have found a bat-eared fox den right next to the road in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park one Summer. There were five pups in the den but they were of course very skittish and afraid of vehicles. I would return day after day to look for them, and realized that the only time I would get to see them were early morning and late afternoon, and only when it was very cloudy and dark – not the ideal conditions for photography. One cloudy afternoon I waited next to the den and hoped that my fortunes would change. Three of the pups were sitting outside, right at the entrance to the den, but the sun was behind thick clouds again. With nothing better to do I reached for my lens and took a few photos. My effort got rewarded when the sun suddenly appeared through the only hole in the clouds, providing stunning afternoon light for a brief moment.

Bat-eared fox pups
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Canon 5D Mark II | 600mmf/4 | 1/800 sec at f/8, ISO 800

This photo was featured in an online blog about me by the South African National Parks


  1. Such an incredible capture! Thank you!

  2. What a wonderful photograph. So are some of the others I have been checking out. I borrowed this picture to talk about your blog on my blog. I am a new follower and looking forward to enjoying more of your work.