Rare photo of fox carrying its young across river in remote West Fjords

Photographer Elma Rún Benediktsdóttir spent two hours hiding in moss in early June to capture this incredible photo of an Arctic fox vixen carrying her cubs across a river with a strong current. 

The photo was taken in the beautiful and remote area of Hornstrandir in the West Fjords. "I saw her running past me so I decided to follow her," Elma says speaking to Morgunblaðið. "She's moving her den and was moving her cubs one by one to the new one and was forced to cross the river."

Elma spent three days in the Hornstrandir nature reserve photographing birds and foxes. 


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