Here's the red fox we saw on our drive down the Dalton highway. There are also quite a few arctic fox on the North Slope. I'll try and get a photo of one soon. They are a bit smaller than the red fox shown here, and change color to a creamy white in the winter time.
Now that is an animal adapted to cold weather. Usually musk ox are seen in herds, but we found this one off by itself. Although they look pretty big, their size is probably enhanced by all that hair. Musk ox average about 600-700 lbs.
Here's close-up view of the Dalton highway. I'll try not to focus on my love of Ice Road Truckers too much, but this is the road they drive on. Pretty humble when you're up close.
Sunset is just around the corner. Sunrise is currently 8:30 am, and sunset is about 7:00pm. However, we're losing 8 minutes of daylight per day as the days are getting shorter.
Hello polar bears! Kind of fun to seem them up close and personal.