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Lost Dog Rescued By Ship Crew After Walking Through Arctic Ice For A Week

A dog who had been wandering around in the Arctic for more than a week has been rescued by a crew of a Russian ship! We can not even imagine how difficult and lonely this experience must have been for this poor pup, but we are overwhelmed with happiness that the doggo has been recovered and safely returned to his beloved owners.

 According to NBC News: "Sailors spotted the pup deep in the ice fields near the village of Mys Kamenny on the Yamal Peninsula, in northern Russia. Captain of the Alexander Sannikov icebreaker ship, Yegor Agapov, told sources that the dog approached the side of the vessel on the freezing landscape toward an oil terminal in the Gulf of Ob. Video footage showed the little white dog, named Aika, wagging her tail and walking carefully on the ice before the crew lowered a ladder for her to climb up."

"Navigation assistant Evgeny Nagibin said: 'We put out the ladder, by which the dog climbed aboard on its own. Later, with the help of mobile phone, we established contact with the local population, found the owner of the dog." Wow. We can't begin to imagine how difficult this must have been not only for Aika, but also for her owner Svetlana. Thank goodness Aika is alright and they have been reunited! 

12 video and images of aika and samoyed dogs | thumbnail left aika dog selfie with two crew members, thumbnail right aika with crew member in front of boat
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Russian man: My fish

Fox: OUR Fish

And the fox steals it in the most obvious way that leaves us laughing at this situation! in Labytnangi, Russia, a man was fishing when a beautiful and adorable arctic fox decided to show up and steal whatever catch there might be. The Russian man tried to scare off the baby fox, but this fox was persistent! And that persistence paid off because, in the end, the fox did indeed get the fish! Of course, it was the fisherman who gave the fox the fish in the end, but let this be a lesson to all of us -- never give up! 

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Scientists Are Speechless At This Arctic Fox Walking 76 Days From Norway to Canada

The female fox trekked the two and a half month journey from Norway's Svalbard islands to northern Canada in the longest recorded fastest movement rate for a fox ever. Researchers at Norway's Polar Institute fitted the young female with a GPS tracking device and freed her into the wild in late March last year on the east coast of Spitsbergen, the Svalbard archipelago's main island. The fox was under a year old when she set off west in search of food, reaching Greenland just 21 days later - a journey of 1,512 km - before trudging forward on the second leg of her trek.
She was tracked to Canada's Ellesmere Island, nearly 2,000 km further, just 76 days after leaving Svalbard. What amazed the researchers was not so much the length of the journey as the speed with which the fox had covered it - averaging just over 46 km (28.5 miles) a day and sometimes reaching 155 km.

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Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Annual Antarctic Photography Exhibition

The annual Antarctic photography exhibition, which is part of Hobart's Antarctica festival is back on with its chilly, majestic imagery of the "Creatures of the cold". Via: Design You Trust

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Recaption

Ah uh... I see, I see... a traumatizing experience. Explain to me, Mr. Penguin, how did it make you feel when Willy the Whale tried to eat you?

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Aine says: "This semi-domesticated young Arctic fox brought me his ball to play with while we were going to bathe in hot springs in the Vestfirðir, Iceland. Needless to say, I happily complied!"

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Bear! You'll get nos smudges all over the lens!