26. Fox Yawns 4

Red fox vulpes vulpes yawning Foxes yawn.
So do we.
So what?

And yet, yawning is quite luxury thing.

Being scared, cold or thirsty isn’t a good starting point for a decent yawn.
Yawning basically requires a really safe environment and a full stomach, to begin with.

Like most animals, foxes prefer being lazy and don’t tend to waste energy.
Once their stomach is filled and the enemies are defeated, the magic word is chill.

They just lay down, close their eyes, enjoy the sun light, stretch a little and yaaaawn.
Mindfulness avant la lettre.

Now look at us: what do we do when we’re not working?
We are busy, doing things.
And if we’re not doing things, we are planning to do so.
With our calendars filled to the brim with appointments and to-do-lists.

Wouldn’t it be a good idea to do like foxes do?
At least for one time a day.
Just relax and do nothing, but yawn 😉

I’m pretty sure that during the time I spent typing this text, I could have produced five serious yawns.
At least .
What a waste 😉

More stories about foxes and fox kits can be found in my Fox Stories.

A nicely civilized, but somewhat modest yawn

A nicely civilized, but somewhat modest yawn

A Red fox yawning towards the photographer

A perfect symmetrical yawn

Red fox yawning unabashedly

A quite unabashed yawn

Red Fox yawning with tongue out of its mouth

Just a Perfect Yawn

Red fox yawning against a black background

The Evil Yawn

Red fox  yawning on a rainy day

The nonchalant yawn

Red fox showing its teeth

Yawning like there’s no tomorrow

Red fox yawning and stretching

A sandy yawn

Red fox with a mouh full of teeth

Mother of all Yawns

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4 thoughts on “26. Fox Yawns

  • Malene Jepsen

    I love all your work, but the foxes are my favourites by miles. You really know how to catch the perfect moments in their undisturbed lives 😀

  • James

    I love your photographs. It’s nice to see someone doing foxes an honor. Any time I look up foxes, I come across numerous sites full of ways to kill or “control” them and people who make it a point to hunt them for no reason other than sport or vendetta. So, it fills me with joy to see someone who actually respects them and puts so much effort into immortalizing them and capturing the many facets of their personalities. Thank you very much, Roeselien.