Red fox with a fresh kill, Grand Teton National Park. December, 2022.
As I was wrapping up my workday and getting ready to step away from my desk, I looked out my window and saw this beautiful red fox just outside my house, walking on the road in the middle of a snowstorm. I don’t see foxes often, and I’ve only had the chance to photograph them a couple of times, so I quickly grabbed my camera and ran out into the snowstorm, forgetting to even grab a hat or gloves.
After following the fox carefully to the vacant house across the road, I saw it stalk around for a bit, until it pounced on the snow, emerging victorious with a mouse between its teeth. I managed to make this photo with its prize, right before it gobbled it up and trotted away.