Photographer Documents Wild Foxes Enjoying Themselves

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Roeselien Raimond is a Dutch photographer with an unusual muse: “Zen foxes.”

Yes, she photographs foxes in their natural habitat while they’re in their most relaxed state. She claims that humans should take a leaf out of the wild animals’ books, as foxes are experts when it comes to enjoying the little things in life.

Raimond shared some of her thoughts in an interview with Bored Panda saying: “There’s a contradiction going on when it comes to capturing Zen Foxes: the harder you try, the more you’ll move away from your goal. If you are too eager, an animal will sense that eagerness and will remain alert.”

Here we have some of her best shots for your scrolling pleasure.

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Roeselien is absolutely fascinated by these wild animals.

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“It’s almost as if they invested mindfulness themselves.”

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These majestic creatures know how to take some time out to center themselves.

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She claims it’s the state humans would describe as “happiness.”

I mean, it seems as if we should all take a leaf out of their books.

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We should all take mindfulness into consideration more.

“But once that rabbit is consumed, the territory defined and taken care of important things like procreation and upbringing, it’s time to relax.”

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This fox looks like it’s really mastered the art of meditation.

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What an interesting name…

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Look at that smile!

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This fox has got it all down.

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Look at that adorable smile!

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There is no better time to relax then after a day spent hunting.

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I mean, that’s what humans’ lives are centered around. And it is very stressful keeping it all on track.

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Foxes spend their time actually living it as opposed to just preparing.

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How many times do you just take some time out to relax away from the bustle of daily life?

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I see this fox is really enjoying its time.

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I mean, Roeselein feels pretty passionately about the issue.

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She uses a pretty strange method of capturing her pictures…

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So there’s no point preparing for a good snapshot…

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Unfortunately, the Dutch photographer didn’t leave any tips on how to do that but we’ll take her word for it.

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No one likes an eager beaver, do they?

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And trust me, you probably don’t want to get into an altercation with a fox.

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But if they need to protect themselves, you can bet your bottom dollar that they’ll get the claws out.

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“But if you manage to take things as they come, by just enjoying the beautiful nature around you, who knows what might happen.”

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Imagine being able to capture a photo like this!

Even if you’re calm and collected, you still might not be lucky enough to get what you want.

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That’s the mindset you need to enter a process like this with.

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“You can’t always get what you want, but you might find you get what you need.” Wise words that apply even to this situation.

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Roeselien has “always been a bit of a thrill-seeker and used to get easily bored.”

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It added “some adventure” to her walks.

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I mean, it’s better not to expect a lot or you’ll be left disappointed, right? This is a rule she lives by.

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Her muse became this wild animal… And for good reason too. They know exactly how to chill out!

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What a fascinating creature!

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“And in the meantime, I just enjoy smelling some fresh air and feeling the sun on my skin.”

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There’s nothing wrong with wanting to live a fulfilling life. The problem is when you forget to appreciate the journey…

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Let’s take after foxes and start appreciating all the little things in life as opposed to complaining or wanting more.

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Foxes and snow is a combination I never knew I needed, but I did.

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They would look amazing hanging over a fireplace, right?

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We have reached the final image! I know, I know, I wish there were more too, but we’ll just have to wait until Roeselien takes some more! Or better yet, grab a camera and go out to take some for yourself!