ARCTIC FOX PRINT | LOOKOUT
The Arctic. Early morning.
After riding on the snowmobile for 7.5 hrs, we reached our location. The next morning, my guide decided to scout the area for wolves. He handed me a gun to protect myself in case a polar bear or the wolf pack chose to give me a visit and told me he would be back in 3 hrs.
I saw his snowmobile turn into a speck and then completely disappeared. At first, I felt a little overwhelmed. The magnitude of the landscape was so enormous; I felt so small in it. Thoughts of what would've happened if my guide got hurt and couldn't make it back to me? There were no roads, and I didn't even know the direction we came from. How would I get back to civilization? Sitting down waiting for him was a bad decision, the more I thought of his return, the more I got nervous. I decided to take a walk. After walking for about 20 mins, I realized I didn't carry the gun he had given me was the icing on the cake.
What should I do? Should I walk back to get the gun? Or should I keep walking and get attacked? I stood still looking down for a few minutes thinking. Then I realized I was there to photograph wildlife, not hurt them, why would they bother me? The only reason why I was getting so nervous was that I was allowing my fears to get the better of me.
When I looked up, the landscape had changed. It was heaven.
No matter the extreme cold, the Arctic Fox survives and flourishes. Not many get to see this fantastic creature in person, but through the lens of Wildlife Photographer, Ejaz Khan, we bring you these incredible images. Custom fine art photo prints are available for purchase online, or you can visit our New York Gallery in person.
Watch our Arctic Expedition Short Film.