Last Frame: Christopher Brinkman

Christopher Brinkman’s image of a vixen and her kits was featured in the Last Frame section of the November issue.


Vixen & Kits By Christopher Brinkman

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Christopher Brinkman came across something special when photographing in the Tetons in the late spring of 2015. “This female red fox had bred with a male cross fox, which resulted in both red and cross offspring,” he explains. “On this particular evening, there had been little activity at the den site—which I spent about half my trip watching and photographing—as both parents were away hunting for food. Around 9 p.m., with the sun setting behind the Tetons, mom returned with dinner. However, the kits seemed more interested in playing with mom and each other than eating the rodents she had brought them. One kit, in particular, had a habit of jumping on mom’s back to nip at her ears, and this evening was no exception.” To see more of Christopher Brinkman’s work, visit

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS USM, 400mm, 1/125 sec., ƒ/5.6, ISO 1000, Benro A2691T tripod and ballhead