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Photos and Videos: A Beautiful Fox at Aga Khan Park Amid Brilliant Autumn Colours and Captivating Photos from Countries on the Silk Roads
Over the past few days, I have seen videos circulating in the social media and WhatsApp of a fox roaming the grounds of Aga Khan Park in Toronto. Well, it was not until the morning of Friday October 22 that I visited the park after several days, least expecting to see the fox. In the past week, I was focused on taking photos of the “Salmon Run” in creeks and rivers in Toronto, and also spent a day in beautiful Peterborough, a town of around 80,000 where the picturesque Trent University is located. My specific reason to be at Aga Khan Park was to take photos of maple trees that have undergone transformation from green to bright red and orange as autumn foliage continues to peak in some parts of Toronto.
The primary place, at the moment, to see spectacular fall colours at Aga Khan Park is by Wynford Drive, where the Ismaili flag and flags of Toronto, Ontario and Canada are located. I wasn’t thinking about the fox. I then went to the section of the park behind the Ismaili Centre, where Amur maple trees have yet to show their best autumn colours. Only a few of the many Amur trees are showing true fall colours. I was quite occupied with my camera when I heard my name being called out from 50 metres away. It was the park’s security guard, the same gracious and kind gentleman who during spring had led me to the site where 6 goslings were born — a post in this blog that was read by thousands around the world. He showed me the fox, and wow, what a beautiful animal it is.
And then I followed the evasive animal for about 45 minutes. During this captivating time, photographing and filming the fox, I passed several large panels, a new exhibit, of superb photographs by Christopher Wilton-Steer of the countries on the Silk Road route. Finally, before returning home to prepare this post, I visited the Aga Khan Museum for coffee and samosas — yes they are back! Inside the museum, after a delicious lamb samosa and hot coffee, I went upstairs to get a quick glimpse of the recently inaugurated exhibition entitled “Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads.”
So here are my photos from “foxy” moments at Aga Khan Park. If you are in Toronto, visit the Park — witness the glory of autumn while viewing Christopher Wilton-Steer’s beautiful photography of the Silk Roads, and also step into the museum to see the delightful and informative new exhibition “Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads”.
VIDEO 1: A BEAUTIFUL AND LOVABLE FOX AT AGA KHAN PARK
VIDEO 2: A BEAUTIFUL AND LOVABLE FOX AT AGA KHAN PARK
Date posted: October 22, 2021. Last updated: October 23, 2021.
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