21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Arctic Fox Hide and Seek

In West Greenland, in front of the Eqi Glacier, I saw something roaming near the edge of the camp, and once I realized it was an Arctic Fox, I grabbed my telephoto lens and started walking downhill to get closer. The sun was already setting, so it was not easy to follow the fox from a distance and handling the camera by hand. After a while, the fox seemed to be winning at this game of hide and seek, as I could not spot it anymore among the rocks… and just when I was about to give up, it raised the head from the rocks, looking straight at me, and I was able to catch this look… just before it disappeared again, probably going to hunt in the night.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Eqi Glacier, Greenland
Copyright: © Enrico Pescantini