This friendly-looking Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is one of the most recognizable species of foxes. Identified by the red-colored fur, the red fox can be found in almost every habitat in the northern hemisphere. This hardy and prolific species is amazingly adaptive, and has been immortalized by many cultures as a sly, cunning creature.

In this award-winning image, the camera angle was kept low, below the animal's eye level, in order to remain non-threatening, which also provided a lively, unusual perspective. The curious expression on its face echoes the canid's playful and curious nature

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