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16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Hungry Fox

I was in Wapusk National Park in Canada looking for polar bear cubs. One morning, while driving to the bears' denning area, we noticed this Arctic fox, very far away, coming in our direction across a frozen lake and carrying something huge and red in its mouth. When it got closer, my guide explained to me that Arctic foxes are scavengers and often steal parts of wolves' kills, in this case a big piece of caribou.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 16th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.

TAGS: Canada, Ice

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Ivrea, Italy
Member since 2018
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Photo of the Day: 03.08.19 Editors' Pick Finalist
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2018
Total Views: 15594
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 25, 2018, 12:57 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada