Photographer Michael Forsberg is a patient man. A very … patient … man.
This trait came in extremely handy during an assignment to photograph swift foxes in the Buffalo Gap National Grassland in western South Dakota. Forsberg visited the prairie lands multiple times over a three-year period to capture images of the tiny canids, which are about the size of a house cat.
This involved an extreme amount of lying and waiting in photo blinds—small, camouflaged tents that he could barely sit up in. He would enter the tent before sunrise and stay there until the sun went down, sometimes even spending the night. And he very rarely shot photos.
An excerpt from his field notes:
And so it went for more than a