Seattle Times reader Steven Bright’s photo of a mesmerizing fox on San Juan Island.

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Photographer: Steven Bright, Seattle Photo taken: July 8, San Juan Island Photographer’s description: “I was working for a month up in Friday Harbor. During my days off, I would watch the sunrise near the American Camp. This black fox was very curious and walked right up to me. He had a piercing stare which I captured using a Canon Rebel T3i and 250mm lens.” Katie’s critique: “Typically your eye will travel around a photograph to different elements but my eyes just keep getting drawn to this guy’s eyes. The photographer said it best — this little guy has a piercing stare — and he captured it well. The amber-colored eyes pop against the gray and black of his coat, especially with the shallow depth of field. Clean and beautiful image.” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at Below is a gallery of past Reader’s Lens picks. We judge the best and award a prize every December. FALL CONTEST: Send us your best bird photo — and maybe win a Baja cruise Now through Nov. 20, Seattle Audubon and The Seattle Times are seeking your best bird photos. To celebrate Seattle Audubon Society’s 100th anniversary, we’ll showcase winning photos (taken in Washington, by Washingtonians) on Grand prize is an Uncruise Adventures Baja cruise for two (value of $7,990), plus other prizes of travel, camera gear and more. Judges will include photographers Art Wolfe, Gerrit Vyn, Paul Bannick and a Times photojournalist. Enter now (and learn more) at