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Arctic Fox

Vulpes lagopus


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.


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.


Photo taken in Hornstrandir nature reserve in the West Fjords of Iceland during a trip with Aurora Arktika ( More photos on my Flickr:

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94 Comments (1–25)

LindaDuotoGinn 19 hours ago

Adorable little fox.

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andreasalas 2 weeks ago

The arctic fox lives in some of the most frigid extremes on the planet. Among its adaptations for cold survival is its deep, thick fur, which is different from other types of foxes, they also have a system of countercurrent heat exchange in the circulation of paws to retain core temperature, and a good supply of body fat, that depends on their daily meals.

staccyh a month ago

Beautiful photos and I love the video!

ulvalactuca77 3 months ago

Ghostly beautiful!!

miahmelea 3 months ago

So cute

HazelMarley 4 months ago

Oh my, that's beautiful. It's like a little bear!

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JamesHart 7 months ago

Sooooooo cool

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The headphones boss 7 months ago

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vivianpoma 7 months ago

So cute, lovely!!

Meisterheim Family
Meisterheim Family 12 months ago

Sooooo Cute

emiliavin1 12 months ago

the video is beautiful

nachog1 12 months ago

it is so beautiful. i love the colours

francop1 a year ago

what a lovely fox

constanza1 a year ago


sere1 a year ago

lovely realy lovely is beautiful


love it!!!

ScottJBaguley a year ago

great shots.

MayraSpringmann a year ago

Great shots and video!!! So lovely!

GabeStudt a year ago

Nicole 1

DDO a year ago

Very pretty!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar a year ago

Might be a Juvenile or Immature stage. They are very beautiful and live very much tough life.

Gaia80 a year ago

Beautiful! Is it an adult fox?


Lat: 66.32, Long: -22.90

Spotted on Apr 12, 2011
Submitted on May 11, 2011

Spotted for mission

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