Gold Winner

Springtime eartips between rocks

Photographer

David Lerch

Category

Nature Photography - Wildlife

Company

AylwynPhoto

Submission Group

Amateur

Year

2023

Country / Region

Switzerland

Hiding high up in the scree slopes, I came across this dishevelled female arctic fox in the middle of her coat change, who was skilfully scurrying about, marking her territory against rivals. Curiously, she eyed me while I was lying on the ground between stones with my camera before she continued the patrol of her territory.



This image is part of my latest and still ongoing photo series "Eye to eye with arctic foxes" and is taken amidst the harsh Arctic environment of the beautifully unique Svalbard archipelago.

The viewer is to be accompanied eye to eye with the arctic foxes through a year in their habitat. In all pictures of this project the constancy of their curiosity is repeatedly complemented by the changes in their outward appearance as well as in their environment in the rhythm of the seasons.

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