February 19, 2010
Photograph by Stephen Oachs
This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos
The arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) is well suited for frigid weather, from its short muzzle and ears to its furry soled paws and thick, bushy tail.
This photograph illustrates the camouflage effect of the winter-white fur in the snow. The stance shows the fox is poised to dart away, yet his curiosity holds him in frame just long enough to capture those vibrant, piercing eyes staring warily into the camera lens.
This photo and caption were submitted to the 2009 International Photo Contest. See photo galleries, play jigsaw puzzles, and download wallpaper.