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    Default Indian Fox

    In the desert forests of Bera we were quite lucky to get a long sighting of this elusive fox. It was trying to sleep for a while and then moved away after trying to rest in the grass under a tree for close to 10 mns. Very surprisingly it did not move away even when we inched the jeep closer for better shots...

    Shot with the Nikon D90, Nikkor 70-300 at 300mm, ISO 320, 1/250s - F/7.1
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    Last edited by Sabyasachi Patra; 02-01-2013 at 09:39 PM. Reason: correct species

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    Rare sighting. Lovely image. Fine details. It has gone back to its burrow and slept throughout the day as soon as you left ! Thanks for sharing.SaktiWild

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    Lovely! Haven't seen many up-close shots of this animal, that too making eye contact. Had sighted it in Kutch once but that was no more than a fleeting glance. Nicely done. Hope you guys didn't encroach on its privacy too much.
    TFS

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    Thanks Shakti da, Abhishek,

    I am a bit confused now whether this is a common Indian fox or a desert fox.
    We did not disturb it Abhishek.

    Regards

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    Nice Eye contact. a lower angle i possibl wud been great. It is Indian fox (Vulpes bengalensis)

    TFS
    Roopak

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    Nice eye contact. This is Vulpes bengalensis as Roopak has pointed out. Nice sighting. I just reached delhi after a 3000 km road trip and got some nice desert fox footage.

    Cheers,
    Sabyasachi

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    This picture shows an excellent example of camouflage in nature, the fox perfectly blends with its surroundings and if it were asleep it would have been very difficult to spot whether by human or animal eyes! I think this makes it an even better photograph. Great work...

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    Lovely sighting. Liked the eye contact. Good to know it gave you sometime to photograph, as normally they are very shy animals. Nicely captured. Thanks for sharing.
    Regards,
    Mrudul Godbole

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    Thanks guys...indian fox has a black tipped tail and the desert cousin white. Yes it was pretty indistinguishable from surroundings when it had its face tucked inside its body and was trying to sleep

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    Lovely image Kaustuv. The pose is classic of the fox. Legs wrapped around, ears alert, tail enclosing its feet, and eyes at 'you'. Nicely captured. Thanks for sharing.

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