The frozen tundra of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area in Manitoba, Canada can sometimes make foraging for food difficult for an Arctic Fox. The snow white colored fur on an Arctic Fox is thick and warm which also encompasses their paws to make it easier to walk across the ice and snow along the shores of the Hudson Bay.
The coat on the Arctic Fox protects this animal, which is warmer than that on a Polar Bear, and will keep the fox warm in well below freezing temperatures. For a short nap or a rest, the Arctic Fox can curl into a ball in the snow and hide its head with its tail, making it hard for Polar Bears or other predators to spot it. When winter comes to an end and the weather slowly begins to warm up, the white coloring on the Arctic Fox will change to a grayish brown hue for camouflage.
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 330mm.
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