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The Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus), also known as the White Fox or Snow Fox. It is a small fox native to cold Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and is common in throughout the Arctic tundra biome. Although it is often assigned to its own genus Alopex, the definitive mammal taxonomy list places it in Vulpes with the majority of the other foxes.

In Iceland the Arctic Fox are Alopex lagopus fuliginosus.

The Arctic fox occurs in two distinct colour morphs, "blue" and "white". Each colour phase also changes seasonally: "blue" moults from chocolate brown in summer to lighter brown tinged with a blue sheen in winter, and "white" is almost pure white in winter, and in summer grey to brownish-grey dorsally, and light grey to white below. Colour morphs are determined genetically at a single locus, white being recessive. The "blue" morph comprises less than 1% of the population through most of its continental range, but this proportion increases westwards in Alaska, and on islands. In Greenland, roughly half of Arctic foxes are of the blue morph, and in Iceland most of them are blue.

Picture taken using a 500mm Nikon f4 VR.

I went to Hornstrandir to get some picture of foxes and I had the chance to find a fox familly with 5 cubs. I was there for 7 days to get some pictures of them (not an easy task).

You can see more picture on the Icelandic artic fox center at the arctic fox center

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