• Animals Crimea
A selection of photos of the Crimean foxes with a story about the difficulties that arise when filming.
One of the difficulties that arise when shooting foxes, it is a danger to declassify hole cubs. Nora, where we shot this time was located about 20 meters from the country road, with a very active for a dirt road traffic. Put up a tent, or sit under the suit "devil" would be too flashy and suspicious. So we just drove the car in the field, put it parallel to the road, sticking his lens on the other side.
Not too was convenient for camera angles and light, but did not want to risk it. Standing in the machine causes less suspicion of passing cars. So after a while we relax and concentrate on the shooting.
Shooting was quite brisk, foxes quickly got used to the car, as a new object in the interior, and not paying attention to us, going about their puppy mischief. When beginning a little dark, and we have planned to minimize filming, we were suddenly a car drove up. Foxes fortunately managed to escape.
It turned out that it is the inhabitants of the house standing on the side of this place. They seemed suspicious standing in the machine. Such cases have already occurred, and usually everything ends with a short conversation, after which usually people understand that they are dealing with simple lovers of nature, radiating kindness left us alone. But this time, something went wrong.
We did not say that the shoot foxes, and said that the witness of the nearby nest in a tree. There we seemed nesting ringed bird, and we should try to remove the closer the ring. However, people have approached this is not interested. The ultimatum tone we were asked to get off the field. The question is why were called all sorts of reasons, starting with the fact that it is private property, ending with the fact that there are power lines, and stand here prohibited.
In the leading questions to answer, they refused, saying that the call security, and that would be within 10 minutes we were not here. In general, behaved aggressively. After we tried to seize the initiative passed to the counter, demanding to call themselves, to show documents, and wait for the protection of which is to drive with us, they burknuv about the fact that we have ten minutes, got into his car and drove away.
The unpleasant such situation ... On the one hand, their empty threats of little concern. More worried about foxes. If they destroy the nest that we talked about, it was not terrible ... It and it was a collapsed and empty in a fit of revenge. But here's what they might stumble upon a hole cubs, is strained. In general, it was necessary to do something.
The easiest was "scared" and go as they demanded, for 10 minutes. It would clearly reassure them. We decided to act accordingly. For the safety of everyone.
At home, watching and admiring the card with the results, we began to think about how you can not continue to shoot foxes security risk there. We decided to drive up the next day and again.
In general, we managed and foxes not to declassify, and further, in a quiet environment to continue his shooting.