By NICK ENOCH
Going up: The wily creature reckons he's spotted something in the snow, in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park in the U.S.
This is the incredible moment a fox was captured nose-diving into deep snow to catch a mouse.
The red fox prowled the snow for several minutes listening out for mice before standing on his hind legs and jumping into the air.
Almost out of shot, he dives head first into the snow leaving only his back legs and bushy tail visible.
Dive, dive, dive! The red fox goes in for the kill, convinced he'll be having mouse for supper
Wildlife photographer Richard Peters caught the adventurous creature while travelling through Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park.
He explained: 'We watched it walk across the snow, stopping from time to time to listen for mice activity underneath the snow cover.
'After a good 20 minutes, the fox leapt into the air and dived into the snow twice to catch a meal.
Heading for disappointment: In spite of his best efforts, the fox failed to find a mouse
'It was so quick I barely had time to frame the fox in the viewfinder before it leaped into the air and came diving down, burying itself in the snow right up to its hind legs.'
This time, the fox was unsuccessful and emerged without a mouse.
It later wandered across the road and up the adjacent hillside to continue its hunt for food on higher ground.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Wonder if there's anything in the freezer... Amazing moment fox nose-dives into snow while hunting for mice
By NICK ENOCH