DG Wildlife by Dalia Kvedaraite and Giedrius Stakauskas | Red Foxes in Netherlands

Red Foxes in Netherlands

October - November, 2017


If you want to see the Red Fox, there aren’t many better places than Netherlands. We’ve spent couple of years successfully photographing foxes in our garden in a suburb of London but there has been a lot of hype around this “Dune Fox” site recently, so we decided to visit the place.

Getting there. We booked a flight from London to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. From there we took a train to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, and then changed for Zandvoort. The journey takes around 50 min. Really easy!

Equipment. We took 70-200mm, 300mm and 500mm lenses. Sometimes even phone camera was useful as the foxes were very relaxed and easy approachable. We photographed using all three lenses depending on the situation, but 300mm and 500mm were used most of the time. Telephoto lenses were very handy for portrait and close-up shots.

Portrait of Mr. FoxPortrait of Mr. Fox Cute FoxCute Fox Portrait of a Young FoxPortrait of a Young Fox Close-up of Red FoxClose-up of Red Fox If you decide to take your 500mm, bear in mind, it is a long walk to and from the nature reserve. Be careful that your heavy bag does not wreck your back.

Best part – Photography. We’ve spent six exciting days photographing red fox. There are certain “hot spots” where foxes are most likely to be seen. 

The weather was on our side most of the days, so we enjoyed soft warm light with a mix of autumn colors. 

Autumn ColorsAutumn Colors Foxes in DisputeFoxes in Dispute

At the end of autumn foxes look chubbier as they get ready for winter.

Fox in AutumnFox in Autumn Mr. FoxMr. Fox Fox in Winter CoatFox in Winter Coat

Cubs, which are born in March, by the end of October, are much more mature but not quite adults.

Dune FoxDune Fox Bushy TailBushy Tail We call them “teenagers”. Nevertheless, they are quite playful and it’s a joy to observe their behavior.

Sunny AfternoonSunny Afternoon Fox ChaseFox Chase Playful FoxesPlayful Foxes Naughty FoxesNaughty Foxes

 We’ve witnessed some fights between foxes. Most of the time it was young adults fighting older foxes for territory.

Fox FightingFox Fighting Fox FightFox Fight Fighting SceneFighting Scene Hot DisputeHot Dispute In Huge ArgumentIn Huge Argument Fox FightingFox Fighting

 What we like most about the place is the possibility to catch golden colors of beautiful sunsets.

Sunny AfternoonSunny Afternoon Fox at SunsetFox at Sunset Fox at SunsetFox at Sunset Golden ColorsGolden Colors Fox SilhouetteFox Silhouette Fox SilhouetteFox Silhouette

Conclusion. Well, you would probably ask: “Was it worth visiting Dune Foxes?” Of course, yes. It’s an adventure, excitement, memories and most important people you meet. Thank you very much Menno and Ruud.




Magnifiques une beauté . Laissez les vivres ...
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