Roy Mangersnes - Arctic Fox in spring


In early June, there is still a lot of ice on the fjords of northern Spitsbergen, and snow covers the mountains. I was on our small expedition vessel waiting for a Polar bear mum and her cub to wake up when I spotted a movement var out out on the ice. With my binoculars I could see the Arctic Fox, in his changing coat, running back and forth as if he was trying to find a safe way to cross the shattered ice. As he was getting closer to a small mountain in the mist I pointed my lens in his direction and grabbed a couple of shots. In retrospect I think this picture was a lot more interesting then the ones I ended up getting of the Polar bear this evening.

Location: Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway

Tags: Arctic, Arctic Fox, Roy Mangerses, svalbard

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  1. Johan Van Hoof said:

    02/07/2015 09:13

    Great image indeed ! The fox really stands out because of its changing coat, this is another wonderful example of an animal-in-its-environment shot. cheers