Arctic fox photography is one of our activities during our tours
In winter the Arctic fox is totally white, only a few exceptions in a different morph, named “blue fox”. In summer the “blue fox” still is blue, while the regular Arctic fox will be gray. Arctic fox photography is something we get to do regularly on our expeditions. It depends on the time of the year and where we go but arctic foxes are around everywhere on Svalbard.
The Arctic fox has a short snout, short rounded ears and a body size smaller than its close relative the red fox (that does not exist in Svalbard). It is about 60 cm long and has a tail that is approximately 30 cm long in addition. Arctic foxes weigh 2.5–5 kg. They moult twice each year.
The winter fur is thick with dense under-fur and long guard hairs. The shedding of the winter fur starts in May and the short summer fur is in place in July. In September the winter fur starts growing, and by November-December the winter coat is complete.
Upcoming arctic fox tours
Svalbard photo tour onboard a small ship in early summer to enjoy the wildlife in typically lot of drift ice and lengthy daylight hours, providing more opportunities to see Svalbard's…
In September we expect to spend days into the drift ice far north and east of Svalbard. Our goal is to photograph polar bears and other wildlife in golden light.