We just can’t get enough of the Arctic fox! It’s incredibly interesting how they’ve adapted to the Arctic environment and their stunning white coat is iconic to the North.
Join us as we show off our top photos of Arctic foxes from our trips and what’s so delightful about them.
They Make Great Models
Besides being wildly photogenic they are often quite comfortable with people taking pictures of them.
They make a spectacular subject to capture.
There is a grace and elegance to them.
We often find them wandering into our camps and walk near photographers.
Their Stunning White Coat
It is their strikingly white coat that is so iconic.
Did you know they have the warmest pelt of any animal in the Arctic?
It takes up to -70oC (-94oF) temperatures before an Arctic fox starts shivering.
This helps them endure the harsh winters of the Arctic.
Famous for this white coat, it’s less well known that they grow a darker coat during the summer.
In the spring and fall, it starts to change with dark patches forming.
They’re Solitary Romantics
Arctic foxes are monogamous.
Staying together for life.
Even when they bicker.
And they have litters of 5 – 8 pups in the spring.
Unique Eating Habits
In the summer they hunt for rodents and other prey that they can access without the snow.
But for the winter they become mostly scavengers.
They’ve been known to follow polar bear prints in the snow looking for leftovers.
This can work out well but it’s risky!
They’re Beautiful and Interesting
What’s for sure is they’re adorable.
They’re unique and intriguing.
And they are a lot of fun to photograph.
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By: Mat Whitelaw