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Posted by Des on Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:42 am

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Unlike their cousins in other parts of the world, the Icelandic foxes rely heavily on the coastal area for food. There are no other land mammals on the island so they hunt almost exclusive for birds and during low tide, forage for fish and crustaceans left behind in the tide pools or amongst seaweed. This is all the main reason why most of the arctic foxes in Iceland are of the 'blue' morph - designed by nature to blend in with the brown seaweed. On this occasion, an Eider duckling was on the menu.

See also the wonderful capture by @Jakejacoby depicting similar behaviour.

D500, 310mm (200-500mm lens), f6.3, 1/640th, ISO400, full frame.
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by Gene Gwin on Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:16 am
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Des, An excellent image with lots of interest. Could also see a portrait crop on this one?
 

by david fletcher on Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:56 pm
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Excellent capture Des with lots to enjoy.
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:13 pm
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I like your choice of framing, with room for the fox to breathe and show us the rocky shore. Good behaviour capture - the eyes make it for me, Des!

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:55 pm
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Great capture and timing, the facial expression of the fox tells the story.
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by Des on Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:18 pm
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Gene Gwin wrote:
Des, An excellent image with lots of interest.  Could also see a portrait crop on this one?


Yes, possibly. Hindsight I should have shot this in portrait or zoom out a little as I find the frame a bit tight but she moved towards me suddenly!
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by Cindy Marple on Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:41 pm
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Well done capture of the behavior.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:34 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
I like your choice of framing, with room for the fox to breathe and show us the rocky shore.  Good behaviour capture - the eyes make it for me, Des!

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+1-couldn't have said it better. Those eyes!!
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by clement on Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:33 am
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Awesome action picture here..
 

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