Franz Josef Land & Svalbard - 2018

The light and clouds were astounding!

On the way farther up, we saw two young Arctic Fox kits, about 4 months old according to the naturalists. They were completely unconcerned about our presence and played with one another like puppies—pouncing, wrestling, play fighting, and trying to catch a bird. While they were playing with a bird carcass, we could not be sure that they had actually caught a living bird. But they are lovely creatures in coloring and agility. Of course at this time of year they do not wear the famous pure white color that is necessary in wintertime. Instead, the coats are brownish-grey with some whitish patches.

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