German photographer Nina Wild of Four Corners Photography was moved to action when she read about this baby fox called Kate. "She had been put in a bag and thrown away in the fields when she was just a few days old," Wild recounts, but as luck would have it, a couple nearby witnessed it and saved the baby fox by bringing her to an animal sanctuary where she was raised by another couple, Angelica and Werner. "I was so deeply moved that I asked Werner if we could come and take some pictures with her," Wild says.
When she was handed over, Kate climbed up on model Luiza's shoulder to hide in her hair because she was a little nervous, but "Luiza is great with animals and gently petted her until she settled down in her arms," Wild recalls. "And with her human dad also standing close by, Kate decided that being cuddled by Luiza wasn't all that bad."
The shoot itself didn't last too long—Wild is accustomed to shooting portraits with animals and usually cuts the sessions short to prevent any stress. "When Kate got a little bored, we decided to give her some play time with her human dad," she says, while she and the team went for a walk and continued some portrait-making with Angelica's horses and a little boar named Hilda.
(Shot with a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 135mm f/2.0 lens, then edited in Photoshop Elements using the Paint the Moon action.)