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Fox-Nap :3 by JessicaDobbs Fox-Nap :3 by JessicaDobbs
Here you see the beautiful Arctic Fox sleeping in his/her enclosure at the Detroit Zoo. :squee:

EDIT: I increased the viewing size to 900 pixels wide. Enjoy the closer view! :)

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The arctic fox lives in some of the most frigid extremes on the planet. Among its adaptations for cold survival are its deep, thick fur, a system of countercurrent heat exchange in the circulation of paws to retain core temperature, and a good supply of body fat. The fox has a low surface area to volume ratio, as evidenced by its generally rounded body shape, short muzzle and legs, and short, thick ears. Since less of its surface area is exposed to the arctic cold, less heat escapes the body. Its furry paws allow it to walk on ice in search of food. The arctic fox has such keen hearing that it can precisely locate the position of prey under the snow. When it finds prey, it pounces and punches through the snow to catch its victim. Its fur changes colour with the seasons: in the winter it is white to blend in with snow, while in the summer it is brown.

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Critique by 7flying-monkey7 Nov 12, 2012, 7:57:24 AM
This is an absolutely beautiful picture. The sheer preciousness of this little arctic fox is practically too much to comprehend. Even just the fact that you got a picture of it in one of it's most vulnerable states is amazing! I am taken aback by this photograph and it's pure innocence. Keep up the great work in this field.

P.S. I really like the way that this little fox's paws are curled up underneath him/her. It's just so adorable! I can't get over how much I really like this picture, not only because it's so cute but also because arctic foxes are my absolute FAVOURITE animal. Thank you for making my day.
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purplekyloe Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello! I've featured your beautiful deviation here: purplekyloe.deviantart.com/jou… :heart:
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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DolphinsKiss Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uuu~
Adorable >.<
never seen this kind of fox before
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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DolphinsKiss Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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Chayaliz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Just lovely! Great shots!
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
How very lovely! :clap:
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :huggle:
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KDCPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful Capture!
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