“For the most part the owl was oblivious, but at times it seemed it would taunt and goad the fox,” says David Briggs, senior expedition leader for the tour company Arctic Kingdom, who took the video and sent it recently to National Geographic.
Briggs often sees Arctic foxes, but snowy owls are less common. In seven years leading Arctic expeditions, he’s never seen anything like it.
“I don’t know if I can say it was extraordinary,” says Briggs, “but it was a pleasure for us, for sure.”
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