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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Frozen Fox

On February 10, 2019 my daughter and I were having what was our last skate of the season, and we happened across this red fox, frozen in place in the ice. It apparently died while trying to cross open water during a brief thaw on the pond, then was frozen in place, creating this eerie yet beautiful scene.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Leominster, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: ONEPLUS A3000
Copyright: © Ned Utzig