I’ve been trying to photograph the fox family living in a friend’s backyard by sitting in my camouflage tent and spying on them. The kits made their appearance last week and have been frolicking around the brush of “stump-henge” in the far backyard in the early morning and evening.
Mr. (or Mrs.) Fox keeps a keen look-out for any dangers to their rambunctious bunch, and consequently ushers them back into the burrow whenever I am in my tent. I haven’t figured out how the adults know I’m there, as I peer out a small slit in the tent window (smell? sight?). Watching the adults watch me, I see a variety of “expressions” in their gaze, as they change the position of their ears, their head, their body stance.
How would you label these fox face “expressions”?
I’m hoping the adults learn to ignore my presence, and I can get some shots of their offspring soon.