19 Early Summer at the Kronotsky Nature Reserve

Early Summer at the Kronotsky Nature Reserve

Posted on July 15, 2011 by team

Meteorologists think that summer begins when average daily temperatures reach +15 C. Though if the workers of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve take this point of view on trust, there may be no summer at all on Kamchatka. That’s why they believe that summer begins with the moment when you are bitten by mosquitoes for the first time…

A newly-made couple of foxes, Villain and Villainess (that’s how the workers of the nature reserve call them), finally became parents. All of their 9 fox cubs are chubby and well groomed. Villain personally licks their tummies! What a wonderful daddy!

As for Villainess, she also proved herself as an attentive mother. While feeding, she doesn’t lie but stands so that more kids could suck her milk, smacking in a hilarious way.

Father’s tail – what can be better to play with?

A fox returns from a successful hunt.

A self-forgetful song of a lanceolated warbler.

The brook of meteorologists.

The view of Kronotsky Volcano from the estuary of the Listvennichny River.

The flowers of cloudberries.

The June morning frost on the bank of Lake Kronotsky.

This fox’s name is Alice. She caught an Arctic ground squirrel and carries it to the burrow. Her cubs have just started to peek out of it. Unfortunately, it’s yet impossible for the workers of the nature reserve to find out how many of them are there, because every time they approach the burrow, the male fox (their father) begins to cry hysterically and demands them to get out immediately.

A bear rubs against a birch in order to leave its own individual smell on it.


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19 Responses to “Early Summer at the Kronotsky Nature Reserve”

  1. Chac Mool says:

    Great photos of a beautiful place. Thanks.

  2. ThePigFlies says:

    That little bug looks like it has a lot going on in its tiny mind. Although in reality it has neither mind nor thought.

  3. StenEST says:

    Amazing nature!

  4. YJ says:

    Wow this is great, brings a smile to my face.

  5. Musa says:

    I love these nature posts above all others. Great quality photos. Thanks for sharing them. Also that little bug photo is amazing.

  6. Rafael says:

    I’m actually impressed at how the captions seem to be getting more professional. “A self-forgetful song of a lanceolated warbler.”… wow…

  7. opticalsound says:

    Early Summer, huh? Global warming is supposed to warm Siberia. And it’s been a long, dry year down here in Tax-us.

  8. Michael says:

    Thanks a lot, sitting in a Library the whole day, learning, this putting a huge smile on my face! Superb Photos!

  9. Angel says:

    Great work! Thank you.

  10. Elshad says:

    it seems that foxes dont`t have problem with food :D

  11. These pictures were great.. they were very heart-warming.. and then I scrolled down to the comments and saw that Villain/Zlodeyich has died.. and now I am sad. Such a shame..

  12. testicules says:


  13. ze dos telhados says:

    amasing pics

  14. testicules says:

    Yeah Yeah amazing…. Last

  15. from says:

    Igor Shpilenok in English:

  16. Vincent says:

    Awww, the fox is so cute.

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