March 9, 2020
Wearing Winter White
- as seen by -Kathy Brady http://www.wolfeyesphotography.com
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!