Talented Dutch nature photographer Roeselien Raimond has taken countless stunning photos of beautiful creatures and wildlife, but her photos of wild foxes are especially wonderful. She agreed to give Bored Panda an interview and talk about her work photographing these cunning and beautiful creatures.
“Foxes, along with cats, are my favorite animals,” Raimond told Bored Panda. “Their depth and uniqueness appeals to me: Every fox is an individual character. With a fox you never know what they are up to. Will they be hunting, sleeping, swimming… will they even be there at all?”
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“It was an extremely harsh winter day with heavy snow fall…,” Raimond told Bored Panda about her favorite photo. “I could hardly see, let alone take a decent picture. And then this fox showed up. She looked so calm and at ease and just the sight of this magical creature made me forget about all inconveniences and immediately brought some warmth back in my body.”
“Foxes, along with cats, are my favorite animals. Their depth and uniqueness appeal to me: Every fox is an individual character. Some are very elusive, while others can be quite cheeky. Some are very spontaneous and playful and some are just plain boring 😉”
“The one thing they all have in common is their unpredictability: With a fox, you never know what they are up to. Will they be hunting, sleeping, swimming… will they even be there at all? That’s exactly what continuously challenges me to immerse myself in their intriguing doings.“
Raimond told Bored Panda that all the foxes she photographs are wild. “Foxes have always thought to be nocturnal and very shy animals. And indeed they often are. Not by nature, but because we gave them a reason to be, by hunting them.”
“Once foxes are no longer hunted, they will be more diurnal and some will even come close to people. In the area I’m visiting, hunting isn’t allowed and dogs, cyclists and cars are prohibited. Thus, there is no threat for them at all and some foxes lose their elusiveness.“
“The last thing that interests me is a fox that sees me as a walking food dispenser. I’m interested in witnessing and capturing natural behaviour. Therefore, I need to make myself almost ‘invisible’ and a completely uninteresting part of the environment, waiting and hoping to witness that special fox moment…“
“Around 8 years ago, I bought a DSLR and a macro lens. In the winter of 2009/ 2010, I won a Canon 7D in a photo contest and I bought my Canon 300mm F4.0 and I almost instantly got hooked to capturing wildlife because of the challenge of ‘the hunt.’” Raimond currently uses “A Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a canon 300mm f4 is usm (eventually with a +1.4x TC).“
“It’s hard – if not impossible- to make a living out of nature photography. My photos are sold as stock and fine art and are published in many international magazines, but nowadays photographers need to be really creative to generate money from their photographs. Giving workshops (photography or post processing) is a more remunerative and reliable way to earn some money.“
“Creativity, nature and people have always been the most important aspects of my life and I’m always trying to find a perfect combination. As long as I can be creative, feel the grass under my feet and smell the fresh air and preferably share this with some pleasant company, I’m fine 😛“
We’d like to thank Roeselien Raimond for the interview and for sharing her photos with us. We wish her luck on her “hunt!”
Original interview: http://www.boredpanda.com/fox-photography-wildlife-roeselien-raimond/