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As far as the eye stretches you will only see white of the snow-clad peaks and blue of the sky.

 Foxes are known for being sly trickers, and have often been the subject of folklore from around the world. But there’s a lot more to them than meets the eye. Read on to find out some fascinating facts and see some stunning photos.

The arctic fox is an incredibly hardy animal that can survive frigid Arctic temperatures as low as –58°F (-50°C) in the treeless lands where it makes its home.

It has furry soles, short ears, and a short muzzle—all-important adaptations to the chilly clime. Arctic foxes live in burrows, and in a blizzard they may tunnel into the snow to create shelter.

Arctic foxes have beautiful white (sometimes blue-gray) coats that act as very effective winter camouflage. The natural hues allow the animal to blend into the tundra's ubiquitous snow and ice.


When the seasons change, the fox's coat turns as well, adopting a brown or gray appearance that provides cover among the summer tundra's rocks and plants.




Photo Credit: Patrick J. Endres










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Responses to "10 Photographs of Arctic Foxes That Will Blow Your Mind Away!"

  1. Merja L says:

    What a beautiful animal.

  2. Anonymous says:

    BEAUTIFUL <3

  3. Extraudinary Beautiful

  4. Extraudinary Beautiful

  5. pilvikki says:

    what gorgeous shots! the expressions, the compositions... lovely.

    as for the video... rofl!

  6. bmfilip2 says:

    What a vety beautiful animal.

  7. What an incredible animal <3

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