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A red fox on the Swiss side of the Jura Mountain range © Laurent Geslin/NPL/Minden Pictures
Red foxes are a common sight in this subalpine range that forms a natural border between Switzerland and France. Our photo of a red fox prowling on a snowy winter night was taken with a "camera trap," a remotely activated camera equipped with a motion sensor and a light flash. Images taken with this method reveal the local wildlife going about their business undisturbed by the presence of humans, and give us a glimpse into the lives of our fellow creatures.