What do you do during your typical lunch break? Russian mining engineer and photographer Ivan Kislov spends his work break time snapping these adorable photos of little foxes in the wild. They’re so cute, your head will explode!
Kislow lives in the northeastern port city of Magadan and works in the remote northeastern region of Chukotka in the Arctic Circle as a mining engineer. To break up his routine during the long shifts at work, Kislov turns to his passion for wild animal photography in order to relax.
Chukotka is bordered in the north by the Chukchi Sea and the East Siberian Sea, which are part of the Arctic Ocean; in the east by the Bering Strait and the Bering Sea, part of the Pacific Ocean; in the south by Kamchatka Krai and Magadan Oblast; and in the west by the Sakha Republic. The Chukchi Peninsula projects eastward forming the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska, and encloses the north side of the Gulf of Anadyr.
Ecologically, Chukotka can be divided into three distinct areas: the northern Arctic desert, the central tundra, and the taiga in the south. About half of the area is above the Arctic Circle and quite mountainous.
While hiking around the frozen tundra, Kislov manages to encounter many different kinds of life and arctic animals during their everyday activities. While too harsh a climate for human life, the region is full of cold-loving critters like foxes, bears, wolves, and reindeer. Even though he dedicates time to capturing all different sorts of scenery and animals, foxes, in particular, are his favorite creatures to photograph because they “are curious and come very close.”
His wild fox photographs are shot with wide-angle and telephoto lenses, and these are definitely some of the best fox photos we’ve ever seen:
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