Arctic Foxes
Image copyright Bart Breet


This image was taken on Svalbard, Arctic, Norway during the summer of 2006. After spending 3 days and nights on the tundra with this family of Arctic Foxes, they became so relaxed in our presence that the adults felt comfortable enough to leave their kits with us when they set off to hunt. The female would nurse her offspring at very close range, allowing us to photograph their behavior. It's an incredible feeling as a wildlife photographer to be accepted by your subject. Nikon D2x, 200-400/4 VR @ 260mm, 1/320s @ f/5.6, ISO 250, tripod.

About the Photographer

As a freelance nature photographer living in the Netherlands, I specialize in wildlife photography and am able to supply a wide range of subjects to editors and publishers worldwide. My work is represented by FotoNatura, a Dutch stock agency, part of the international Minden Pictures Group. I have traveled extensively around the world in search of new locations and species, and several national and international clients have published my images. To see more of my work visit For workshops, including Svalbard, please visit