Photo of the Month February 2018 : On Golden Snow

The photograph of the month for February 2018 is of a blue morph Arctic Fox stalking across a snow bank with the late afternoon sun gently painting the snow in gold light. This was my favourite photograph from my 2017 expedition to photograph Arctic Fox in the north of Iceland (Read the Trip Report). This photograph works for me on several different levels. The fox is in classic stalking pose and is beautifully positioned on the snow bank in wonderful golden light. The blowing snow really adds drama to the photograph and we have a wonderful sense of the space and environment in which the fox lives. When I framed this in camera I was extremely careful not to clip the fox’s shadow; which would have resulted in the eye being led out of the frame. It is a photograph that gives us just enough sense of the environment to leave us wanting more that is one of the keys to any successful photograph.The 2018 expedition to photograph Arctic Fox is long sold out, but bookings are now open for the 2019 Expedition. More information is available on the workshops page of my website at www.jholko.com or you can drop me an email to register your interest.

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