I started photographing foxes, an animal I’ve been fascinated with since my childhood, close to my home in North London nearly six years ago.
The fox has been unfairly maligned for centuries so I feel it’s time to shed some positive light by telling the truth about their lives. I want to show that they are merely our neighbours – and hopefully change a few hearts and minds along the way.
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Fox cubs are born in mid-March and remain underground for three to four weeks while the vixen nurses them. Seeing a cub for the first time is a delight.
This vixen was the first fox I photographed back in 2015. She is still around today and on her fifth litter of cubs. Extraordinary, given the average life of an urban fox is 18 months.
The vixen (below) and her adult cub scrap. It’s likely she wants her cub from last year off her territory. It’s tough love but an important survival strategy.