Last Frame: The Pounce

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff

Published January 13, 2022

Photo By Steve Santel

“In the golden light of a late afternoon, I spent over an hour observing fox kits wrestle and chase each other around a field on San Juan Island,” says Steve Santel. “I was extremely blessed to vicariously share the joy of their energetic and exuberant play. The young vixen, pictured towards the right of the frame, was often the catalyst. She daringly harassed and pursued her larger male siblings. The time spent with these kits was the highlight of the trip. It also proved to be one of the most memorable wildlife experiences I’ve had to date.”

See more of Steve Santel’s work at flickr.com/photos/stevesantel.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM. Exposure: 1/500 sec., ƒ/4, ISO 1600.