Arctic Fox mother and cub, Ny-Alesund, Svalbard

Arctic Fox mother and cub, Ny-Alesund, Alopex lagopus, living under the &”London Houses” – the Dutch research station at the international research base at Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. The mother had lost her white winter coat in the preceding weeks – those are id-tags on her ears, as she’s a known character in the area!

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