A group of baby foxes found recording GoPro and decided to have a play with it

May 23, 2022

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

A group of baby foxes found recording GoPro and decided to have a play with it

May 23, 2022

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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There’s not much cuter than baby animals and especially inquisitive baby animals. Viktor Čech placed his GoPro Hero 9 Black down on the ground in a part of the local wilderness in Turiec, Slovakia to see what it could spot and got quite the surprise when he went back to retrieve it and found that it had moved from where he placed it. Not only did it move, though, but it also captured who moved it.

Viktor tells DIYP that he was shooting a vlog about foxes and had set up the GoPro using the firmware from GoPro Labs. This enabled him to utilise the motion detection feature. This meant he could place his camera down on the ground and it would start recording only when it sensed movement. About 15 minutes after sunset one day, it spotted a group of baby foxes and began to record.

The footage is extremely cute, especially the initial approach by the lone baby fox where he spots the GoPro and has that “wtf is this?” look on his face before leaping away in fear. He soon gets over his fear, though, coming back to investigate a little more as the rest of the group plays with each other in the background. Eventually, the rest of the group spots that one of them has discovered something and more come over to check it out.

Viktor is a hobbyist wildlife photographer, documenting the wildlife that lives in Turiec area of Slovakia. You can see more of his wildlife photography on his website and follow him on Facebook.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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