Top Shot: Caught in the Snowstorm | Photograph by Sonalini Khetrapal
“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,” writes Your Shot photographer Sonalini Khetrapal. “Staying in a remote cabin for multipole 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 contract while we both braced ourselves against the roaring winds.”
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This photo was submitted to the 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year photo contest. The grand prize winner will receive $7500; their winning image will be published in an upcoming issue of National Geographic magazine, and featured on the @natgeo Instagram account. To enter, go to the link in our profile. Good luck #YourShotPhotographer