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Shared Moment: Safe Harbor

Morning light rouses a red fox

  • Photograph by Ken Busch
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  • Aug 01, 2018

MORNING SUN lights the face of a red fox as it emerges from its den at the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center in Ohio. Devoted to education and wildlife rehabilitation, the center acquired this fox from people who had raised it as a pet, habituating it to humans and crippling its ability to survive in the wild. Using a telephoto lens, photographer Ken Busch was “surprised” by this unexpected—and lovely—moment.


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