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March 27th, 2012

The Next Generation

Posted By Kevin Schafer
San Joaquin Kit Fox family
They are tiny, still gray, and seeing the world for the first time. This family of kit foxes had six pups, and I was lucky enough to get a series of shots of them outside the entrance of their den. This after many false starts, empty frames, and lousy weather. Now I know why there …
 
March 18th, 2012

Timing is Everything

Posted By Kevin Schafer
San Joaquin Kit Fox...sort of
The San Joaquin Kit Fox is one of the rarest mammals in North America, having the great misfortune of being adapted to the dwindling habitat of California’s Central Valley. What was once a great arid grassland is now largely a world of farms and pastures; most of the native species (like this small fox) are …
 
October 18th, 2011

The Joys of Camera-Trapping

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Giant Armadillo, emerging from den, Pantanal, Brazil
This is one of my favorite shots from my recent trip to Brazil – and I never tripped the shutter. That was done by the animal himself, a rarely-photographed Giant Armadillo.  (Although it may look like the common Texan 9-banded armadillo, this puppy is 3.5 feet long and can weigh upwards of 75 pounds.) Only a …