The Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) isn’t actually a wolf, (or a fox, coyote, dog or jackal) but rather a distant canid, close to foxes. Its believed that its the only survivor of the late Pleistocene extinction. It is found in the grass lands of South America.
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acrylic on masonite
I know I could have done this in Illustrator and it would have been done hours sooner… but it’s nice to instantly have some of my art on the wall rather than having to pay to print it. Originally, my intentions were to put this in the MCAD Art Sale, but I ended up liking it too much. :x
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Wildlife photographer Sergey Gorshkov caught this moment at the Taimyr Tundra in Siberia, Russia where a Arctic Fox dived head first after a mouse buried beneath the snow.
Scientists have recently discovered that foxes also use the Earth’s magnetic field when hunting prey using this technique. The odds of a fox catching a mouse buried beneath the snow rise to nearly 75 percect if the predator is facing north. The fox uses the invisible magnetic field of the planet to triangulate and home in on its prey, buried in up to 3 feet of snow, from 18 feet away