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Egyptian Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes aegyptica

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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


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13 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 10 months ago

Thanks so much, triggsturner.

triggsturner
triggsturner 10 months ago

I love this series. Well done Bernadette. A well deserved accolade to head up this year's best photography.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S a year ago

Thanks, Neil. Yes, many desert foxes have large ears to help them keep cool and to enhance their hearing.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Lovely animal. Larger ears and longer tail than the common fox species? Great spotting.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S a year ago

Thanks, Lisa!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers a year ago

Beautiful spotting!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S a year ago

Thanks, AntónioGinjaGinja!

Awesome series Bernadette,beautiulphotos,congrats and thanks for sharing

Bernadette S
Bernadette S a year ago

Sounds interesting! I look forward to following the mission.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

* this year :-)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

You're welcome Bernadette. This spotting is the good illustration of the emphasis we wish to put on habitat his year.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S a year ago

Wow - what an honor! Thanks, Daniele. It's nice to be back wandering in the wadis.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Hi Bernadette!

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.
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2165...

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Lat: 28.53, Long: 34.51

Spotted on Jan 13, 2018
Submitted on Jan 14, 2018

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