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Vulpes vulpes aegyptica
It's been many, many years since I've spotted a fox while hiking so I was overjoyed to see two yesterday! This one didn't seem to mind too much as we continued our hike past him as he sunbathed.Throat and belly dark, chin white, back of ears black - these are some of the features seen in the pics that distinguish this species from others. These foxes most likely scavenge from the food/rubbish that is brought from nearby hotels and restaurants to the camels that live at the mouth of the wadi.
coastal desert wadi; "Expansion into South Sinai [from mainland Egypt] seems to be with the increasing spread of human activity." ~A Field Guide to the Mammals of Egypt
Spotted on Jan 13, 2018
Submitted on Jan 14, 2018
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Thanks so much, triggsturner.
I love this series. Well done Bernadette. A well deserved accolade to head up this year's best photography.
Thanks, Neil. Yes, many desert foxes have large ears to help them keep cool and to enhance their hearing.
Lovely animal. Larger ears and longer tail than the common fox species? Great spotting.
Awesome series Bernadette,beautiulphotos,congrats and thanks for sharing
Sounds interesting! I look forward to following the mission.
* this year :-)
You're welcome Bernadette. This spotting is the good illustration of the emphasis we wish to put on habitat his year.
Wow - what an honor! Thanks, Daniele. It's nice to be back wandering in the wadis.
This beautiful spotting has been chosen to illustrate the 2018 Best Wildlife Photo mission. Make sure to join the mission (link below) and add the spotting to it!
Really special to discover new spottings from the Sinai from you.