The Andean Fox (Lycalopex culpaeus) is one of a very few animals that can survive in hostile environment of the Atacama Desert. One of the interesting facts about the Andean Fox is that it is actually not a fox. It is rather a species of wild dog. It is member of Pseudalopex (false foxes) genus and member of this group are located mostly in South America where they call them “Zorros” or “Lamb killers” although they don’t kill lambs any more.
I met this one near Chilean-Bolivia border close to Paso Jama crossing. It was hiding in remains of one of abandoned houses that are located in that area of the desert. I was going by car in the road close tho these houses. As soon as I spotted him I grabbed my camera with telephoto lens resting in back-seat of my car and captured a series of pictures. Since I had no support for my camera many of my shoots were blurred, but at least some were sharp.