Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) pouncing in the snow. Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Photo by Hal Brindley

Daily Creature 48: Arctic Fox

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Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) pouncing in the snow. Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Photo by Hal BrindleyArctic Fox

(Vulpes lagopus)

I’ve watched a couple different species of foxes hunt, but nothing quite compares to the pouncing technique of the Arctic Fox.

They jump so incredibly high that it’s surreal to watch. I went to Churchill, Manitoba to photograph polar bears but I wound up having some of my favorite moments photographing foxes. I knew that the little guy in this photo was getting ready to pounce because he tensed his body and tilted his head from side to side. All I had to do was set up the camera and wait!

Photo taken in Churchill Manitoba, Canada.

Arctic Fox in Churchill, Manitoba. Canada.
Arctic Fox in Churchill, Manitoba. Canada.

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