I have never seen a group of photographers get out of a vehicle with such intent and purpose as I did today when we pulled up at a remote farm that doubles up as a coffee halt for travellers driving from Egilsstadir through to Myvatn in Northern Iceland. As the bus came to a halt, what I took to be a grey cat ran across the road in front of us. Then another ran after the first in hot pursuit. Our guide told us that these were orphaned Arctic Foxes - not sure what had happened to the mother. These are normally very shy and retiring creatures but seeing as they were found at a very young age, they were used to humans. The two farm dogs on guard ignored them.
|Shortly after snapping one fox in the field another turned up and off they ran around the farmyard.|
The owner appeared and fed them some meat which ended up in a fight.