This "cross fox" scampered gallantly over the windblown, glacially-scoured bedrock. Once in awhile he'd pause as the windblown snow whipped past him, but he was well-outfitted for the challenge, and quickly scurried off again. East of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.This polar bear pauses briefly during his reconnaissance mission out onto the frozen surface of Hudson Bay. The ice had been developing rapidly over the course of several frigid days, and the bears of western Hudson Bay were beginning to test its status amid the pressure ridges caused by tidal forces and the continued onslaught of waves disrupting the ice a bit further out. Despite the disruptive forces, the ice front was advancing bayward at an impressive rate. East of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Sony A7III, Canon 300 mm f2.8L with 2X Canon Tele-converter, Sigma MC-11 adapter at 600 mm, 1/800th of a second, f/6.3, ISO 800.