YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Cascade Mountains, Washington, USA
By Jess Findlay, at age 18
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Red foxs are the most broadly distributed wild carnivores in the world, occurring in North America, Asia, Europe, and North Africa. These relatively small but fierce mammals prey on voles, rabbits, hares, and other small animals. A male and female pair typically inhabits a territory, and older siblings, usually female, help care for cubs by bringing them food.
“While exploring the Cascade Mountains, I came across a red fox. Wrapped in his white-tipped tail, this fox looked as if he was attempting to catch a snow flake. Even during the coldest snowstorm, these animals can stay warm by curling up on open ground.” —JF
Canon EOS 50D; 400mm f/5.6L USM lens; 1/500 sec at f/8; ISO 400; hand-held.