An Arctic Fox looks for food on the bleak and cold tundra near Hudson Bay, Manitoba, at the Churchill Wildlife Management Area and it does not feel the cold air at all. This species are adapted to live in some of the most freezing temperatures on earth, and that is why they are a species native to North America.
The Arctic Fox has a thick fur coat, which is the warmest of any mammal on the entire planet, has a system of circulating that warmth through their paws and their body, and they also have a very high percentage of body fat. Due to its short body and rather short legs close to the ground, it does not lose a lot of body heat when it is out in the elements. This Fox also changes the colour of its fur to adapt to the seasons; in winter it is white, and in the summer it is brown.
These animals try to eat a diet made up of as much meat as possible. The Lemming is the most common food for them. They also eat a lot of Ringed Seal pups and the leftovers of Polar Bears, despite the fact that Polar Bears eat the Arctic Fox as well.
Arctic Fox, Alopex lagopus, foraging on the tundra in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, Hudson Bay, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/500 sec. on ISO 400, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 365mm.
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