The Photo of the Month is a year round calendar of selected nature images and stories with contributions from visitors, fellow photographers and friends.
When it comes to nature photography, it's not only those fascinating tales of high adventure that often accompany talent and skill for a fabulous result. If a picture is truly worth more than a thousand words then a well-timed shot, or a well framed one, can say just as much about you as a photographer too! So if you'd like to showcase one of your pictures here, free for one calendar month with a short story on how you managed to come by it, then this page is for you.
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There is an animal so adept at making the most of its terrain that it can thrive in almost any habitat on Earth. Be it a desert or tundra; a peat bog or sea cliff; or a busy town centre. Its remarkable aptitude for survival under such a wide range of conditions stems from its variable diet — along with the skills it possesses to forage and hunt, which is why of all the mammals that have learned to cope with our continued development of the world; none have proven more resourceful than the red fox.
So widespread has it become throughout our cities and suburbs, that its distribution and range now includes those of humans and rats, thanks to its unique ability to take advantage of both!
Foxes are innately wary of people, making them elusive and challenging to approach. However, much like photographers, they rely on opportunism and in large, urban communities will often familiarise themselves with people and places in exchange for an easy meal — a behaviour cultivated by our love, or indifference towards their cunning and mystique.
Hence, as charming scavengers or devious predators; willingly or unwittingly, many households in Britain feed foxes, and although the attention they pay to our bin-stores, pet rabbits and guinea pigs is far from welcome, I still find it exciting to see something of their wild presence skulking about the urban landscape. A genuine treat, for wildlife-deprived city-dwellers like me.