This incredible footage shows a beautiful white Arctic fox coming up to a group of adventurers in the Canadian Arctic.
The tiny fox even sniffs the Expedition Leader’s boots before becoming bored and curls up to keep warm.
They usually stay in frozen Arctic tundra habitats and are well adapted to the cold. They don’t start shaking until about -70 ° C (-94 ° F).
The expedition team came to affectionately know the fox as ‘Spot’ after it began to regularly visit the group.
Dave Briggs, an Arctic Kingdom Expedition Leader for seven years, took this amazing footage during one of his recent expeditions, Polar Bear Migration Fly-In Photo Safari, which happened in November.
“Spot was one of the boldest and most dominant of the small group of Arctic foxes that visited us regularly. Apart from visiting the camp compound, it was not uncommon for Spot to suddenly show up when we were out walking with our guests.
“I was on my belly getting a good angle photo of the sea ice when Spot suddenly comes into view and walks towards me, cresting the kelp mound immediately in front of me.
After a short while, he realized he wanted to check me up, and that’s what you see in the footage.
“I have always had a passion for nature and wildlife, and I think that most wild animals have an innate instinct to know when to trust and when they need to be wary.”
They are also very much in touch with their environment and constantly learn from their experiences.
“I’ve been able to sit in closer proximity to a fox before, but it’s not common.” It’s magical when it happens and fills me with joy!
“When we first arrived at the cabins, Arctic fox were wary of us and would only come around the camp in the early morning before sunrise and in the evening after sunset. During our six-week season at our remote camp, they became more comfortable with our presence. ”