Endangered

Tully Rohrer

October 21st, 2006

The Catalina Island Fox is the largest mammal found on the island, and it is also one of Catalina’s many endemic species. The species has survived a recent bout with canine distemper disease, and currently is battling a recurring cancerous ear tumor problem. They are amazing animals - more adorable and quite a bit smaller than the closest relative, the grey fox. They are listed as a federally protected endangered species.
This little fella has inhabited Toyon Bay and is completely unafraid of humans (good for photography with a 55mm lens, bad for the animal). Pretty special shot, this one.

rad shot, reminds me of those foxes in hueco

vic — October 21st, 2006

Beautiful! Why is the fact that it’s not afraid of humans considered ’bad for the animal’ ?

Kris [PiXistenZ]October 24th, 2006

I love this shot. The fox seems more alert than normal in photos. This captures the pet-like quality of the animal.

Clyde — March 2nd, 2007

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