Feral peril – Fox and weeds


This Red Fox seemed unusually curious, so I lay on the ground and remained motionless. Although it had been my hope, I was surprised when she approached and I was able to capture the image with a short lens. This introduced carnivore, surrounded by the invasive weed Polygala myrtifolia, is within a bushland reserve, highlighting just how great an impact we have had on Australia’s ecosystems.

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Canon EOS 40D, 28–105 mm, 1/320, f6.3, ISO 400

by Rohan Clarke, Victoria