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    I wanted to photograph the rare blue morph species of arctic foxes in their harsh winter environment. To photograph these miraculously tough animals, I went to the uninhabited Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in northern Iceland.Staying in a remote cabin for multiple days, through really tough winter conditions, I was able to photograph them during a blizzard. I captured my dream image as she stared straight at me-making fleeting eye contact, while we both braced ourselves against the roaring winds.
    Composition 10
    Lighting 9
    Creativity 8
    Story 10
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    Date Taken: Feb 19, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2017
    Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
    Focal Length: 500 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/2500 sec
    Aperture: f/4
    ISO: 1600
    Copyright: © Sonalini Khetrapal
    Categories: Animals, Nature
    Contests: 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year