These photographs by Dutch nature photographer Roeselien Raimond, who specializes in shooting stunning pictures of wild foxes, demonstrate how foxes are masters at appreciating the simple things in life.
In an interview, she states, “I love them best when they’re totally at ease: free from pain, fear, cold, hunger or any other discomfort,”
She further continues, “Of course, they have their duties calling as well. But once that rabbit is consumed, the territory defined and taken care of important things like procreation and upbringing, it’s time to relax.”
When it comes to catching Zen Foxes, there is a paradox at play: the more you attempt, the more you’ll go from your objective. An animal will be on guard if you show too much enthusiasm, according to Raimond. “I learned to do as foxes do, just being there and seeing what might happen. And in the meantime, I just enjoy smelling some fresh air and feeling the sun on my skin.”
According to Raimond, the most beautiful animals, are happy animals, and we couldn’t agree more. We can also go as far as to say that it applies to humans too. “I love them best when they’re totally at ease: free from pain, fear, cold, hunger, or any other discomfort” she states.
Raimond claims that foxes are one of the only animals that can grasp this relaxed state of being. Of course, they also have obligations calling. However, once the rabbit has been digested, the territory established, and vital matters like reproduction and parenting have been attended to, it is time to unwind. Foxes are capable of being completely “in the now,” as if they created mindfulness on their own. “They already know how to relax, so there’s no need for yoga or meditation sessions,” says Raimond.
These images show us that they breathe in the clean air, feel the sun’s warmth on their fur, close their eyes, and then it’s simply a question of being there. Just like that. Raimond explains that when it comes to catching Zen Foxes, there is a paradox at play: the more you attempt, the more you’ll stray from your objective. “If you are too eager, an animal will sense that eagerness and will remain alert. They know you want something from them, which makes you a potential danger” she explains. She continues, “But if you manage to take things as they come, by just enjoying the beautiful nature around you, who know what might happen”
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