Arctic fox

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Photo and caption by Hálfdán H. Helgason

I met this Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus)on Bearisland (Bjørnøya)in the Svalbard archipelago. It was very curious about researchers working on the and visited our camp regularly. One day on my way to the Great skua colony where I was working I noticed the fox was following me. I couldn't risk it would chase me into the research area so I turned the tables and started following it. It became a fantastic adventures and a unique experience walking and playing with this curious and clever animal following it throuh out the day untill it got tired and fell a sleep about 2 meters away.

Location: Bjørnøya, (Bearisland), Svalbard, Norway

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