A crafty Alaska red fox attempts to eat the GoPro camera that it had stolen from right under photographer Jonathan VanBallenberghe‘s nose. While the little vulpine thief tried its best to consume the camera, thankfully it didn’t manage to swallow any of the parts.
I went to Round Island, Alaska, to film wildlife with the University of Alaska Anchorage. My friends were photographing and filming sea lions when I spotted this fox come along. So I stupidly put my gopro on the ground in hopes of getting a close-up. When the fox ran off, I thought I’d never see my camera again. For about 8 minutes we looked for it, then there it was! It turns on and records, but the lens is messed up and I’ll need to have it repaired. I’m glad the fox itself didn’t get hurt or swallow anything that could have harmed it.