A gifted Dutch nature photographer, Roeselien Raimond,
takes beautiful photographs of a number of varieties of creatures and wildlife.
However, her photographs of untamed foxes are notably incredible,
Raimond managing to seize the various personalities and behaviors of the gorgeous animals.
All of Raimond’s fox pictures are captured within the wild,
resulting in superb photographs of the creatures’ pure traits.
While she initially turned hooked on capturing wildlife due to the “challenge of ‘the hunt’”, Raimond additionally has a particular love for the furry woodland animals.
Foxes are certainly one of her favourite creatures, stating herself, “Foxes, together with cats, are my favourite animals. Their depth and uniqueness attraction to me: Every fox is a person character.
Some are very elusive, whereas others might be fairly cheeky. Some are very spontaneous and playful and a few are simply plain boring.”
As cute as foxes could also be, they are often difficult topics to photograph with comparatively unpredictable behaviors. One can by no means be fairly positive what state or pose they’ll be in, Raimond explaining that, “The one thing [foxes] all have in common is their unpredictability: With a fox, you never know what they are up to. Will they be hunting, sleeping, swimming… will they even be there at all?”
But, apparently, that unpredictability is a part of what retains Raimond going. The challenges that foxes current spurs her to constantly immerse herself of their fascinating behaviors.
While foxes are sometimes considered nocturnal and shy, Raimond clarifies that lots of these varieties of tendencies have been influenced by people. They don’t exhibit the behaviors naturally, however as a result of “we gave them a reason to…by hunting them.”
When foxes reside in an space the place they’re not hunted, they grow to be extra diurnal and a few will probably be extra affectionate in the direction of people. “In the area I’m visiting, hunting isn’t allowed and dogs, cyclists and cars are prohibited,” Raimond says. “Thus, there is no threat for them at all and some foxes lose their elusiveness.”
Despite the friendlier than common foxes, Raimond affirms that she’s nonetheless invested in acquiring as pure of photographs as potential: “I’m interested in witnessing and capturing natural behaviour. Therefore, I need to make myself almost ‘invisible’ and a completely uninteresting part of the environment, waiting and hoping to witness that special fox moment.”
For aspiring skilled photographers, she explains that making a full time job out of wildlife images could be very troublesome, saying, “It’s hard – if not impossible- to make a living out of nature photography.” She provides, “My photos are sold as stock and fine art and are published in many international magazines, but nowadays photographers need to be really creative to generate money from their photographs. Giving workshops (photography or post processing) is a more remunerative and reliable way to earn some money.”
Yet, no matter any difficulties, Raimond perseveres and honors her ardour for images, explaining that, “creativity, nature and people” have all the time been an important elements of her life.
“As long as I can be creative, feel the grass under my feet and smell the fresh air and preferably share this with some pleasant company, I’m fine.”