I have been spending some time thinking about mountains close to me that I have not traveled to. After reviewing a map of the Blue Ridge Parkway, I decided to head north. I realized that there was a section near Floyd, Va, that could be amazing.
After a couple hours of driving and exploring the section close to Rocky Knob Recreational area, I found a trail that I liked. The clouds were setup for a dynamic sunset, and so I found a couple vantage points and waited for the moment to take the picture.
Upon the drive home, I noticed some small creatures in the road. I was on a less developed part of the parkway and it was really dark, but I was able to pull all the way up before they got scared. Turns out, it was a small group of young Red Foxes, and after sitting still for a second, they came back out and started playing. I quickly switched my lens to the 200mm and snapped on my flash, knowing that they might run away at any second. Fortunately the flash did not scare them, and I was able to get a couple of pictures before they fled.
And they were having a great time pouncing around!