I'm really pleased to see one of my fox images on a National Geographic front cover this month. It might only be the Dutch kids' Nat Geo, but it's great to see him with that famous yellow border. The other mag that got a cover this month is an educational science magazine for kids in the USA. Really pleased that the foxes are still being received so well and seem to be popular with kids. I'm thinking of producing a range of kids' posters with some of the fox pics, so let me know if you're interested in one for your kids' bedroom wall :)
The results of the 2014 Melvita Nature's Images Awards have just been announced this morning and my recently published Berlin goshawk story and one of my urban fox pictures have both been awarded. The goshawk set (12 images) was a runner-up in the Man and Nature category and my fox in the Nature in the City category. A nice way to finish off 2014 and my best year so far in the major wildlife photography competitions with a total of 21 awarded images.
You can see all of the winners and runners-up on the competition website: www.natureimagesawards.com/palmares-2014
In unrelated news, my parakeet image has been included in the Daily Mail's "Most Amazing Photographs of 2014". View the full selection here.
I've been working locally in Bristol recently on a new fox project, to get some new images together for my upcoming talk at Wildscreen Photography Festival. The beauty of working locally is that it means I can visit a site regularly and be a bit more creative with my lighting and set up. I've been working with a local family of foxes that are all really individual characters, but my favourite to photograph by far is this little guy who is just so inquisitive and cheeky. I've tried to capture some of his personality in my pictures. You can see the full set here: www.samhobson.co.uk/urban-red-fox
Both shot on Nikon D800, Nikon 17-35mm f2.8, SB-800, SB-700, Pocket Wizard +IIIs