2023 Edition

Knut M. Selmer

The Polar Fox in the Artic Winter, 2020

Svalbard, Norway

Category - Polar Wonders

The Polar Fox in the Artic Winter, 2020

The Arctic fox, sometimes called the Arctic fox, is commonly found in Spitsbergen, although it has been hunted for over two centuries. This picture was taken on a spring day when a freezing blizzard was blowing. In order to find food in all seasons, the fox has to cope with the extreme conditions of the Arctic. But its small size - it is smaller than the red fox - and its thick fur, which is as insulating as that of the bear, enable it to withstand the extreme cold of the Arctic.


500 mm f/4 Lens - 1/4000 sec at f/5 ISO 400