Richard Peters is the 2012 Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year for the category mammal. Congratulations for this stunning image! When I saw it, it immediately hit me not only as a fantastic image of a pouncing fox, but also as an illustration of what is NOT illustration. The framing is gorgeous. It shifts the focus from the subject of a Red Fox to themes like gravity, concentration and willpower. I can’t imagine an illustration that would ever be able to tackle something like this. Even if you were bold enough to frame a image like this, it would be suspected of being construed. Artificial. Photography is spontaneous and celebrates the happy accident to a degree that figurative illustration can not. Agree?