Tuesday (01-December-2015) — New Jersey

Late-Fall Nature in New Jersey: A Wet Red Fox

While driving home from the grocery store I spotted a red fox at the side of the road helping itself to a venison meal (road killed deer). I was lucky to have a camera with a telephoto lens in the car with me to capture this shot. There were also several turkey vultures wait their turn.  It is good to see the foxes returning, as they were almost completely killed off by rabies twenty years ago (along with the raccoons, opossums, and skunks.

Red fox on the side of the road with a road-killed deer. Late Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1000, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red fox on the side of the road with a road-killed deer. Late Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1000, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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