Your Hokkaido Photography Tour, in my opinion, should always be a phenomenal photogenic experience, especially for those who are taking long-distance international flight hauls. The only concern is actually capturing the wildlife that you are chasing. These days there are so many "fly by night" Hokkaido Photo tour leaders who do not live in Japan and hire local guides who are not photographers and are only a driver who can speak English. Or you get the ones who drive on their own, only after visiting Japan once or a few times, I have even met a few who were leading groups on their first visit to Japan and asked me for directions or where they could find wildlife, such as, The Ezo Red Fox of Hokkaido, sometimes referred to as the (Sakhalin fox) who is quite particular about the hunting grounds it will patrol as well as the times of day when it will poke its head of its den to begin hunting. This is where my experience as your pro photo workshop tour leaders in Japan comes into play, my team and I have over 25 years experience leading photo tours in Japan. And Hokkaido we know like the back of our hands since we are all locals to the region. We love being in the field with our clients and friends; it's a blast chasing for that perfect gallery hanging images of wildlife, landscapes, culture, and birding in winter wonderland Hokkaido. Hokkaido Ezo foxes give birth early spring, so by winter, the young will be away from their mothers and hunting independently for the first season. When you first lay eyes and photograph a young adult or a mature Ezo Red Fox, you will admire their lustrous coat and vibrant orangeish Redish colors and the contrasts of their fur and the stark whites and blacks of their surroundings. The ezo Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes schrencki) is a subspecies of the red fox widely distributed in Hokkaido, Sakhalin, and the Kuril Islands and most Islands around Northers Japan. The Ezo Red Fox is a master hunter who mainly feeds on rats, mountain hares, burds, and insects. In the autumn, they enjoy eating fruit and nuts in the forests. One of the biggest problems facing the ezo foxes are tourists and visiting photographers who give supplementary feeding by baiting these majestic animals for a photo opportunity; this disgusts me. Several times a year I have these should be wild animals naturally shy of people, come close to me, looking for a handout, every time I see this, I am close to tears. This year with COVID 19, the Ezo foxes in Shiretoko National Park territories and across Hokkaido, who are feed by tourists, are entering Cities around Hokkaido due to the lack of tourists and supplement feeding. This activity must stop as many foxes have permanently settled in forested areas or green patches close to urban areas such as Kushiro, Nakashibetsu, Sapporo, and other City Village areas across Hokkaido. The Wild Red Fox is only one of the many species of wildlife that call Hokkaido home; you can be sure when you join a Hokkaiod photo tour with me, you will view and photograph them and an abundance of other wildlife such as The White-tailed eagles, Shima-Enaga, the Ezo Sika Deer, Black Kites, Whopper Swans, The Steller's Sea Eagle plus many, many others. On a Winter Wildlife Photography Tour, the photo ops are endless.