A Nova Scotia photographer's sweet image of a red fox mother and her baby fox has won first place in an American wildlife photography contest.

 Ian Murray of Wallace River spent May through July watching the fox family this summer to capture the tender moment.

"The foxes were great: their shyness at first, then their acceptance of me once they knew I was no threat. And best of all was their interactions between themselves and especially with their mother," he told CBC News.

"She was, is such a good, attentive mom. She almost wasted away to nothing over the summer as she put all her energy into hunting and bringing home food for the babies."

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The winning image, called Momma and Baby Red Fox, earned him first prize in the American National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest in the baby animals category. It will appear in the winter edition of National Wildlife magazine and online.

He beat out 6,765 entries from around the world. Last year, he took top spot in the American Bald Eagle Photo Contest.

Responses to "Canadian photographer wins international award for amazing wildlife pictures"

  1. Danika says:

    Those are amazing! They deserved the award!

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