Wildlife Photo: Arctic Fox


Arctic Fox

An Arctic Fox resting on a small island near Yankicha Island in Far East Russia


I’ve seen Arctic foxes a few times. Sometimes in their puffy, pure white coats, sometimes in more grey colours and sometimes – like this guy – a brown black colour.

On Yankicha Island in the Kuril Islands off the far east coast of Russia, there are some towering birds cliffs and Arctic foxes have learned that it makes for good eating to hang around those thousands upon thousands of birds (and their eggs).

This particular fox was a noisy one, calling to other foxes on nearby mountains. Somehow he had gotten himself stranded on a tiny island in the middle of an old volcanic crater. There was plenty of food around for him, but he’d have to wait for winter and frozen ice to make his way back to Yankicha Island.

About Red Hunt

A former journalist and business analyst that now works in the world of travel marketing. Based in Toronto, Red Hunt has travelled to more than 40 countries over the past 10 years. You can follow Red on Twitter @redhunttravel.