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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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Some Info...


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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zadr1822 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
I want a pet fox so bad
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Photographer
Me too lol
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zadr1822 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
I'm watching a animé that I found with a fox in it :3
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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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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!!! :tighthug:
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SalienCat Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful picture!! :iconcutenessoverloadplz: :faint:
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!!! :tighthug:
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SalienCat Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :3 :iconkittenglompplz:
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whiteDRAGON-whiteFOX Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
So beautiful ^^
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!!! :tighthug:
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James-Polymer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
O_O
...too much cuteness...*sniff*...must not show...manly tears...oh f*** it, I want one!!! TT_TT
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. I appreciate it! :huggle: :aww:
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James-Polymer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
No problem :)
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poserfan-pholio Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
cute!
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much!
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
so cute :aww:
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so very much. :aww:
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :)
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ForeverMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG it's so adorable!!! X3
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so very much for your comment! :hug: :squee: :iconcheerplz:
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ForeverMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome! (>^w^<)
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markwithy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that's a gorgeous pose.
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so very much for your comment! :hug: :squee: :iconcheerplz:
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Moohoodles Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Too cute. IT'S TOO CUTE!!! :3
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hahaa yes it is. And thanks!
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Agatje Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
ADORABLE!
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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steppeland Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Photographer
aww... sweet dreams... :)
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :sleep:
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just stunning! No other words!
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Cathy-sensei Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
So Cute *^*
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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AreaFive Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely adorable, wonderful photograph.
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so very much!!!! :iconsnowman-plz:
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Xaeyu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
oh my :faint:
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hehe, thanks! :) :iconsnowman-plz:
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
:nod: :D
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
This is a beautiful photograph. That little fox is just gorgeous!
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JessicaDobbs Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :aww:
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