Texas Gray Fox (female)
Gray Fox very early one morning in shade, getting a drink of water.. If you closely, one can see a small drop of water at her chin :)
The central Texas Hill Country is home to many remarkable creatures, but none are more intriguing than the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus).
Found throughout most of the southern half of North America from southern Canada to northern Venezuela and Colombia, the gray fox is adaptable, usually more wary than fearful, and quite handsome. It may be difficult to appreciate the coloration of this fox until you see her for yourself. With a mostly gray back and reddish sides, she has a white throat with beautiful red markings. To top it off, the middle of the back is usually black and she sports a magnificent, long, bushy tail with a black tip.
F/5.6, 1/60th, ISO 500, 1D M3, 300mm f/2.8 + 2x extender.