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I was watching the Arctic Foxes I was aware at how well they camouflaged against the ice and snow of the tundra. To get the shot I wanted I looked for a raised part of the tundra where I could be out of view from any oncoming Arctic Fox. For this I needed to lie prone and wait until a fox came my way, then once I knew it had committed itself to running towards me I popped up over the ledge managing to capture the fox looking straight at me.

from Daily Herald

New Chicago bear? Lincoln Park Zoo opening new polar bear exhibit

Siku, a 6-year-old male polar bear, inhabits the new Walter Family Arctic Tundra at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo.

The zoo unveils its new polar bear and Arctic Tundra exhibit to the public at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Signs of climate change at Arctic tree line | EarthSky 11/25/16 Near the Arctic Circle, in northern Alaska, is where forests give way to tundra.The tree line is the longest ecological transition zone on earth’s surface, circling through the northern landmasses of North America and Eurasia for some 8,300 miles: U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Between the Trees and the Tundra

I was watching the Arctic Foxes I was aware at how well they camouflaged against the ice and snow of the tundra. To get the shot I wanted I looked for a raised part of the tundra where I could be out of view from any oncoming Arctic Fox. For this I needed to lie prone and wait until a fox came my way, then once I knew it had committed itself to running towards me I popped up over the ledge managing to capture the fox looking straight at me.

Lincoln Park Zoo Announces Opening Date for New Polar Bear Exhibit Winter is coming early to Lincoln Park Zoo when their new Walter Family Arctic Tundra exhibit opens for public viewing on November 17. The $15 million facility replaces the zoo’s considerably small polar bear enclosure, which closed in 2014. The 11,000 plus square-foot exhibit... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/show-me-chicago/2016/11/15-million-polar-bear-habitat-to-open-at-lincoln-park-zoo/" class="more-link">Read...