Arctic fox project July 2015:
The arctic fox sitting on its den
In 2015, I volunteered in a project working for the conservation of arctic foxes in Sweden, where it is considered to be endangered.
Me checking the gender of an arctic fox cub
My two companions, marking an arctic fox cub
I was out hiking for 20 days with other volunteers to earmark the arctic foxes, collect data on their behaviour and on many other things. Here are my pictures from the field work:
On the way up, several rapids flow through the birch forests of Ammarnäs
Long hikes over open landscapes
My companion thomas, finished with marking a fox
Reindeers walking on a snowfield the first day. A beautiful sight
Wide angle shot of the arctic surroundings. Surprisingly, it is hard to take good landscape pictures here, because you do not have much composition to play with.
An arctic skua flying over our heads. This year they were very common and would be difficult to even avoid.
Red-necked phalarope (Latin: Phalaropus lobatus, Swedish: Smalnäbbad simsnäppa)
European golden plover (Latin: Pluvialis apricaria, Swedish: Ljungpipare) sitting next to a rainbow.
European golden plover (Latin: Pluvialis apricaria, Swedish: Ljungpipare). This bird was very common on the mountain, warning the surroundings of you presence.
First time I see a Whimbrel (Latin: Numenius phaeopus, Swedish: Småspov). Fantastic 🙂
Wood sandpiper, (Latin: Tringa glareola, Swedish: Grönbena)
Wolfbane (Swedish Nordisk stormhatt)
Sunset over Ammarnäs.
Marking an arctic fox
The eurasian dotterel (Latin: Charadrius morinellus, Swedish: fjällpipare) is a bird living in the swedish mountain range. It lives on high altitudes so it is therefore hard to see.