1356 - Moulting - Fellwechsel


Alopex lagopus , captive
Arctic fox

Wildpark Hundshaupten, Franconia, Germany, Europe

Arctic Foxes are one of my favorite photography objects. This one here in Wildpark Hundhaupten close to where I live, has been visited many times before, but never in the moulting phase. It was amazing to wtach the critter tearing out large tufts of fluffy underhair out of his fur - and then trying to get the stuff out of his mouth again …

EOS30D, EF 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM @ 180mm, 1/60 F5, ISO250, 550EX; RAW

Please also check in the Picture of the month section - 05/2007