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Wearing Winter White

March 9, 2020

Wearing Winter White

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Kathy Brady Kathy Brady

It is rare to see Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus).

Last winter, I got the chance when I visited the Wolf Mountain Nature Center in Smyrna, New York to photograph two fox parents and three of their offspring.

I reminded myself that these little creatures are hardy. They survive the roughest tundra conditions that exist with temperatures as low as -58F. Since it was March, the foxes still had their white winter coats which turn to gray during the summer months. I could see how seamlessly they would blend into the snow in their Arctic environment. The little foxes were fast moving so I was very fortunate to have caught this portrait of one of them. It even had some snow on its black nose.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo was chosen as the top submission for Wild View’s Winter assignment. Congratulations!

Fuji X-T2

Smyrna, US Map It


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