Date:October 21, 2020

Three Shades Of Foxes Captured In One Stunning Shot Displaying The Diverse Beauty Of The Animal

Most of us are familiar with the red fox (or orange if you will). But in fact, there are over 30 species of foxes, with many different colors of fur. Each species of foxes come in different colors and have multiple color morphs depending on the time of year and the particular mutation they are born with.

To showcase this delightful diversity of foxes, Moscow-based photographer  Anastasiya Dobrovolskaya decoded captured the diverse beauty of the mystical forest creatures in a recent image, titled Autumn Equinox, featuring three women holding three different colored foxes.

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According to starting from left to right, the dazzling picture features an all-white arctic fox, a red fox with a white-tipped tail, and a silver fox with a black/gray coat. The female models in the photograph reflect the three foxes’ shades with their own hair shading and differentiating apparel, featuring the decent variety found both individuals and nature.

Dobrovolskaya  admittedly  loves “complex, elaborate images, beautiful dresses, and accessories, shooting with animals.” Given her preference for shooting in nature, the talented photographer also captures the beauty of other animals, including swans, horses, and even grizzly bears. You might be wondering how Dobrovolskaya manages to tame the naturally-wild animals before photographing them, but many of her furry subjects were born and raised in protective national parks, where they are used to human contact.

Check out Dobrovolskaya’s beautiful photos below and find more from her portfolio on Instagram.

 

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The second photo from the Autumn Equinox series. @purplenogitsune Olga, thank you for the name. Out of hundreds of options, I liked yours the most ❤️ And I also really liked a small verse from @veralyubush: ⠀ Mixing dreams, mixing colors, Like the ghost of the departed autumn Whirling dance, half masks, And the maidens coming out of fox masks. ⠀ Ladies, thank you very much❤️ ишите Please write to me in Direct! As a gratitude, I will send you small gifts by mail 🙂 ⠀ According to my most conservative estimates, more than 15 million people saw photos from this series in 4 days. And what a dissonance they caused. From crazy admiration to categorical dislike. It’s probably okay. But you know, I am very happy when people understand what my photographs are about. When they understand what I want to convey to them. It seemed that everything is so simple: I make shots about love and beauty. About love for nature, for animals, for yourself, for the world around you. About female beauty, regardless of hair color, skin, eyes, priests size, hair height and length. About “interlacing”, the relationship between animals, nature and man. About the value of all this. I never torture animals on set. Moreover, I am ready to bite off the head of someone who dares to torture. Because I take my photographs, in particular, for their sake. For people to stop buying fur coats, throwing meat in the trash, throwing stones at ducks and swans. I never choose my models based on the canons of beauty. I try to find in them something implicit, elusive, different from the usual. But there will always be those who will interpret everything in accordance with their worldview: with malice, a desire to humiliate, mix with dirt. Pour slop on me, my models, animal owners. I do not know how these people generally live with such an attitude towards everything. How can you live in constant resentment? It’s scary to imagine 🤷🏼‍♀️ Yes, and to hell with them all. The main thing is that there are people who understand and accept me and my photographs. Thank you so much if you are one of them❤️ I appreciate it incredibly! ⠀ And in the photo md @manzambi_official @terukityrina @ poisonous9 muah @ingamakedonskaya foxes @olga_lobelia #dobrovolskaya_portraits

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Her stunning photos visualize the connection between people and nature.

Red foxes and arctic foxes both  change colors with the seasons  and most foxes change colors as they molt with growth (from baby/kit to young adult.)

Shedding occurs just before the summer months, which helps them lose a little of their coat and guard hair in preparation for the heat.

Molting occurs when a fox goes through different growth cycles. Baby foxes also known as kits, are oftentimes born one color, then change color once they get a few months older.

Because there are so many different types of color morphs and hybrid colorations it can be hard to identify species.

 

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From the series Lost In The Forest 🌿 Vera and Ice. ⠀ For my new subscribers I will tell you the idea of ​​this series: This is my first project – for the first time I made a whole series of photographs united by one idea. The idea, which was to show feminine beauty, which is part of beauty on a much larger scale – the beauty of nature. It was also my first nude shoot. Why nude? Because it was extremely important for me to show my models a part of nature, to remove all unnecessary things – to leave only man, forest and animals. I really hope that I managed to correctly convey everything that I wanted. ⠀ On November 20 there are 2 free places for shooting with chanterelles and owls in Moscow. Also, I have completely free on November 30 and December 1 to implement any of your ideas! ⠀ Dear! To book dates, please use the form on my website dobrovolskaia. com in the “Order a photo session” section. ⠀ I want to remind you that all the chanterelles in my photos were bought from fur factories, they are pets! ⠀ In the photo md @verusha_ff muah @ingamakedonskaya fox @olga_lobelia #dobrovolskaya_portraits

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Foxes change colors for a couple of reasons. Most red foxes and arctic foxes will change colors when they start to shed. They do this so that they will stay cooler in the warmer months. Their fur losing some of its defining colors and makes them appear to be darker or lighter than normal.

In the spring and summertime Arctic foxes are a darker color, usually a brown or gray color. They have adapted to match the colors of the earth around them. In the winter months, they turn white.

Red foxes will oftentimes change from red to gold depending on the time of year, they also do this as a seasonal adaptation.

Some foxes will change colors when they molt with different growth cycles. When they are young they are a brown or gray color, later they take on the color of their species.

 

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The answer to yesterday’s riddle 🙂 Who is not in the subject, see the previous post It was a pervert grandfather who watched the filming process with an extremely lustful look 🤢 … and without a T-shirt … ⠀ Now let’s talk about what happened to me, but on other shootings: b) a family of rats that swam around Sony – IT WAS! Only Dasha was instead of Sonya @ Of course, when we started shooting, the rat cubs hid in their houses, so it’s okay (I thought, standing on the shore 😅). ⠀ d) passers-by who tried to take pictures of the model, getting into the frame 😤 IT WAS! A hundred times and 🤦🏼‍♀️ ⠀ e) every now and then flickering through the bushes male genitals, because we filmed 50 meters from the nudist beach Oh WAS and more than once, and not twice. And even then, when the nudist beach was not even close 😭😭😭 ⠀ e) a pack of dogs trying to devour us WAS! I once told about this shooting. We filmed in lupins, on the territory owned by Gazprom. So the presence of dogs did not surprise us, but a little scared, of course 😬 Okay, not a few, I just went nuts then !!! ⠀ g) a man who was fishing not far from us and letting us in on such news as: “just where you are standing, this morning vooooooot such a viper crawled through” 🐍 WAS. Thank you, man👍🏻 ⠀ But it never happened that I took pictures of girls in the water in the cold !! Because I love my models and shore And the shooting with Sonya was in the summer 🙂 The leaves in the photo are real 🍂 They fell off early, what to do 🙂 #dobrovolskaya_portraits Fox @olga_lobelia Muah @irina_a_mua I once told about this shooting. We filmed in lupins, on the territory owned by Gazprom. So the presence of dogs did not surprise us, but a little scared, of course 😬 Okay, not a few, I just went nuts then !!! ⠀ g) a man who was fishing not far from us and letting us in on such news as: “just where you are standing, this morning vooooooot such a viper crawled through” 🐍 WAS. Thank you, man👍🏻 ⠀ But it never happened that I took pictures of girls in the water in the cold !! Because I love my models and the shore And the shooting with Sonya was in the summer 🙂 The leaves in the photo are real 🍂 They crumbled early, what to do 🙂 #dobrovolskaya_portraits Fox @olga_lobelia Muah @irina_a_mua I once told about this shooting. We filmed in lupins, on the territory owned by Gazprom. So the presence of dogs did not surprise us, but a little scared, of course 😬 Okay, not a few, I just went nuts then !!! ⠀ g) a man who was fishing not far from us and letting us in on such news as: “just where you are standing, this morning, vooooooot, such a viper crawled” 🐍 WAS. Thank you, man👍🏻 ⠀ But it never happened that I took pictures of girls in the water in the cold !! Because I love my models and shore And the shooting with Sonya was in the summer 🙂 The leaves in the photo are real 🍂 They fell off early, what to do 🙂 #dobrovolskaya_portraits Fox @olga_lobelia Muah @irina_a_mua I just went nuts then !!! ⠀ g) a man who was fishing not far from us and letting us in on such news as: “just where you are standing, this morning, vooooooot, such a viper crawled” 🐍 WAS. Thank you, man👍🏻 ⠀ But it never happened that I took pictures of girls in the water in the cold !! Because I love my models and shore And the shooting with Sonya was in the summer 🙂 The leaves in the photo are real 🍂 They fell off early, what to do 🙂 #dobrovolskaya_portraits Fox @olga_lobelia Muah @irina_a_mua I just went nuts then !!! ⠀ g) a man who was fishing not far from us and letting us in on such news as: “just where you are standing, this morning vooooooot such a viper crawled through” 🐍 WAS. Thank you, man👍🏻 ⠀ But it never happened that I took pictures of girls in the water in the cold !! Because I love my models and shore And the shooting with Sonya was in the summer 🙂 The leaves in the photo are real 🍂 They fell off early, what to do 🙂 #dobrovolskaya_portraits Fox @olga_lobelia Muah @irina_a_mua

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Mutations are color variations or morphs that occur in different species of foxes. Some of these mutations occur naturally in the wild, however, a lot of them are the product of breeding programs from fur farms.

Red foxes and arctic foxes have many color mutations. Some of the mutations are caused by the different regions that they live, while others are from breeding.

Red foxes can be a  silver color or black color. These mutations are a result of melanistic color morphs and vary in coloring. All silver foxes have some black, and some black mutations have a little bit of silver but there are also completely black mutations.

 

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Silver foxes and black foxes have melanistic color morphs. Melanin is a process that makes a fox’s natural fur color darker through a genetic mutation. It is the absence of light coloring, this is due to a dark-colored pigment called melanin that develops in the skin and hair.

This happens in some red foxes and arctic foxes when they change their coats for the seasons as well.

Some foxes are born naturally in the wild with these color mutations, others are bred specifically for them. Around 10% of wild red foxes have melanistic morphs.

Melanism occurs more in colder climates. Albinism is the opposite of Melanin.

Red foxes have 3 main color morphs that occur.

  • Red
  • Silver / black
  • Cross

The largest percentage of red foxes are the red/orange color morphs. There are many other red fox colors besides these three, however, they are mostly man-made.

 

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A hybrid fox is a  fox that has been crossbred with another species to create beautiful color variations. They are usually the result of breeding an arctic fox with a red fox. There are a lot of hybrid fox colors and breeds. These are man-made colors, due to breeding programs that came primarily from fur farms.

Some of the most common hybrids:

  • Shadow red fox
  • Blue frost fox
  • Arctic marble fox

There are many variations in these hybrids, and there are more types that are made by combining traits from each.

 

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Foxes are stunningly beautiful creatures. They come in many shapes, sizes, and unique colors. Fox colors vary depending on many factors, and with hybrid foxes, there are many more options in coloration.

There are a lot of good groups on Facebook and on the internet that are dedicated to identifying foxes through their coloration and shapes. If you have any questions about coloration or identification you may consider joining a group online.

 

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Первый пост с фотографиями из этой серии набрал почти 4 тысячи сердечек 😱 Вот всегда бы так:) Самое забавное, что я снимала Наташу с лошадкой на двух локациях: в поле и на конюшне. Собственно вот эти фотографии в поле я делала так, ради тренировки, а вот оно что получилось 😅 До обработки фотографий из конюшни еще не добралась, но ставлю на них еще больше 💪🏻 Кстати эту серию я назвала Aliens. Первое, что пришло в голову💔 ⠀ ❣️Напоминаю, что 21.09 есть одно место на съёмку с лебедем с огромной скидкой 🦢 ⠀ ❣️22.09 есть место на съёмку с лисичками и совушками 🦊(тоже со скидкой) ⠀ ❣️28.09 свободно для абсолютно любых съёмок, как с животными, так и без них) ⠀ ❣️29.09 я снимаю недалеко от города Кашира. В этот день к аренде доступно огромное количество животных (включая даже страуса 😱) по очень демократичным ценам! ⠀ ❣️6.10 хочу устроить мини фотодень (максимум 2 съёмки) на конном ранчо «Аванпост» с лошадками и оленями. Посмотрите в Инстаграме фотографии из этого места: там просто невероятно красиво!! ⠀ Стоимость съёмок можно узнать, написав мне в Директ, либо посмотрев на моем сайте в разделах «Стоимость» и «События» (активная ссылка в описании профиля). ⠀ А на фото неземная @terukityrina в платье от @prokat_ot_ket #dobrovolskaya_portraits

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Citations
Cross fox: https://www.nps.gov/articles/red-fox.htm
Red fox: https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/red-fox
Arctic fox: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15982782

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