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Fox Photo Tops Annual National Geographic Contest

foxes2Wherever you go, I will follow you! / Photo and caption by Hiroki Inoue

A pair of courting foxes—two understated splashes of color in an otherwise pale wintry Japanese landscape—was the subject of the winning Nature photograph in the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest.

Winning photographer Hiroki Inoue wrote, “It was when I drove back home feeling disappointed with the fact that I had finished the day in vain without any anticipated subject that I heard the joyful voice from the car window like ‘quack, quack!’ There they were: red foxes. Around the end of the winter, they meet the season of love; they care for and love each other enough to make us jealous.”

Posted July 3, 2016