Photo of the Month – Mirror Fox

A beautiful red fox is reflected in the mirror-still waters of Karluk Lake. Kodiak Island, Alaska. Joseph Classen.

I’ll never forget this fox or the morning I took this photograph. I was exploring the Karluk Lake area, home of the biggest of the big Kodiak bears, as well as many other creatures. I got up early that particular morning to watch a spectacular sunrise and have some breakfast before heading out on the day’s adventure. After breakfast, while getting my gear in order down by the lake, something caught my eye. I glanced up to see a beautiful red fox trotting along, looking for his own breakfast. As he neared the lake’s edge, I knew a magical moment was about to happen. He gently tip-toed out on some rocks to have a sip of water, and when he did, it was like he was walking out on a mirror. He was reflected perfectly in the morning light and still water. It was one of the most stunningly beautiful things I have ever witnessed! I was so thankful to have been able to capture it with my camera.

As with all images featured in the Photo of the Month blog, a large sized print (16 x 20 for this image) is available in any style at a 25% discount…but only during the month it is featured…so act now if you’d like one!