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Arctic Fox

Vulpes lagopus

Description:

The Arctic Fox is the only native land mammal to Iceland. It came to Iceland at the end of the last ice age, walking over the frozen sea.

Habitat:

The Arctic Fox has a circumpolar range, meaning that it is found throughout the entire Arctic, including the outer edges of Greenland, Russia, Canada, Alaska, and Svalbard, as well as in Subarctic and alpine areas, such as Iceland and mainland alpine Scandinavia.

Notes:

Photo taken in Hornvik, in the Hornstrandir nature reserve in the West Fjords of Iceland. More photos on my Flickr: www.flickr.com/haukurr.

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18 Comments

Very nice encounter Haukur, thanks for sharing it with us!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

Nice video.

chebeague2
chebeague2 5 years ago

such beady eyes!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 5 years ago

Fantastic shots and video!
Congratulations Haukur!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 5 years ago

Congratulations Haukur!

harsuame
harsuame 5 years ago

Sensacional cuadro muy bello

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 5 years ago

Congratulations Haukur! Beautiful! Iceland is number one on my 'Bucket list? I believe the flora is amazing there

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 5 years ago

Congratulations on your amazing pics.

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 5 years ago

Amazing picture..

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Congrats on a well deserved spotting of the day!

Atul
Atul 5 years ago

congrats ! beautiful pics

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Congratulations Haukur!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 5 years ago

Wonderful picture and video!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 5 years ago

Stunning!!

Yasser
Yasser 5 years ago

Hi Haukar! This great series has been selected as Spotting of the Day! Congratulations for the recognition and thanks for the incredible arctic fox submissions.

"The arctic fox is the only native land mammal to Iceland. It arrived at the end of the last ice age, walking over the frozen sea."

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KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Gorgeous!

Jeannette
Jeannette 5 years ago

Absolutely beautiful :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Fantastic!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 5 years ago

Brilliant shots. Congrats.

Iceland

Lat: 66.43, Long: -22.52

Spotted on May 13, 2012
Submitted on May 13, 2012

Reference

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