Fox wonders, what's this on my track?
I tend to meet foxes more often than other wild animals.

This cub was sleeping at the edge of the forest; I sat down and waited. When he woke, he turned, bleary-eyed, to look in my direction before diving down the bank to his earth.


A sleepy fox cub

 

A marmot in full cry, one paw raised like an opera singer!

 

Marmot shows its teeth as it whistles

 

You will have to tell me what this one is!

 

Imaginary animal head

 

This, on the other hand, is definitely a fish that has strayed onto the forest floor.

 

fish

 

And I think this is a friendly fellow.

 

Looks like a bear . . . perhaps

 

Whereas this creature just leaped out at me, in an off-hand way, as I passed . . .

 

dead branch leaping

 

this was a long, slow, satisfying kiss.

 

two snails, mating

 

A family excursion.

 

three grasshoppers

 

Seen close enough, a moth spreading its antennae is a scary monster.

 

moth seen very close

 

Finally, this fox was waiting for me when I stuck my camera through a hole in a hedge.

 

fox in a clearing

No photoshopping here; the blurred green frame is the foliage of the hedge.