March 12, 2014
A Fox Tale
Photograph by Bjorn Anders Nymoen, National Geographic Your Shot
"I was in Svalbard staying in an old trappers' cabin," writes Your Shot contributor Bjorn Anders Nymoen. "I was on my way to go out fishing in a nearby lake when I suddenly got this follower. I had forgotten my wide-angle lens back in the cabin, and after a while he was actually too close. I wanted to catch the colors of the flowers and take advantage of my 300mm lens, so I lay down on the ground to get a nice depth of view."
Nymoen, whose shot was a Daily Dozen selection, has been working with Arctic wildlife for 20 years. "I'm still fascinated when animals just pop up while you're changing a lens, charging batteries, and so on. Everything is unpredictable, and that's what I love about the Arctic."
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