An arctic fox sunbathing

An arctic fox sunbathing
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An arctic fox sunbathing

I captured it on the outskirts of Barentsburg, Svalbard. There were four or five of these little cubs, all playing in the vicinity. There were no parents in sight. Finally, one of them stopped running around and rested in the sun for a couple of seconds. It took a good couple of hours of sneaking and waiting to take this shot!

The sun does not set in the summer there - I took this photo close to midnight!


  1. This is one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. It always brings me a sense of calm. My husband just finished his first chemotherapy treatment and seeing this lovely creature basking in the sun brings me hope. Thank you for capturing this lovely creature enjoying a moment in the sun.

  2. Right after my dog I’ve known for 16 years of my 20 year old life got slept in at home. This image appeared on the Chromecast, it made everyone look at it being comforted by the coincidence that maybe was her telling it was right and she is happy looking out for us. This was today, it’s 6 hours later and I thought about that moment. And from me and my family thank you for taking this beautiful calming picture. It made the moment less painful with that thought in mind, so thanks for doing the great work you do.

  3. The most beautiful, perfect little creature soaking up the sun. So at peace you can almost feel God’s Presence. It must have been an amazing moment for you as the photographer. I literally jumped out of my bed to get your name. So grateful to you for sharing this with the world. The comments have actually made me cry. Keep up the good work.

  4. This is Bliss ~ The Ever Present Presence of the Divine. Love, Harmony and Peace Unity. Thank you for your most inspiring special talent capturing this and bringing so much Joy to so many. There will never be another moment exactly like this one, not ever again.

  5. Breathtaking, intimate glance at beauty of nature, love of the devine creation, sweetness and stillness of oneness. Pure bliss.

  6. Such a beautiful photo, saw it on my Nest Hub and had to look up who took it!
    Thank you!

  7. [Automatically translated] Wonderful photo, very cute and tender, you can see a great professional in what he loves… and the model is bigger.
    From my beautiful country Chile, South America.

  8. This picture makes me deeply happy every time it appears on Chromecast TV. Had to look you up to tell how much this has brightened my soul in these dark times.

  9. This photo is the exact translation of living in the moment

  10. Love this. The fox came up on my Chromecast and had to take down your info to find and compliment. Your work is absolutely stunning.

  11. Thank you so much for this photograph. It touches my heart and reminds me to take in all that is good around me and relax. I love it so much!

  12. I love this SO MUCH!!!! reminds me of my chihuahua who sun bakes, same facial expression 😂❤️

  13. I seen this when I was watching pictures that show on my TV. It is so cute. Makes me feel so happy and relaxed. My daughter likes anything with foxes and I like anything with animals. I just love your photo. I will look for more of your photos. Thanks for letting us enjoy this one.

  14. So cool to know the story behind this beautiful picture.

    It makes me happy too 😊

    1. Like others that have posted, I saw this on my TV and I had to look you up. This brings me instant peace. Beautiful work!

      1. My comment exactly you couldn’t have captured a better picture of a little fox enjoying God’s green earth

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