The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

• The fauna of the Arctic and Circumpolar

To the harsh conditions of the Arctic regions and the Circumpolar and adapted plants and animals. Local flora is small in size - dwarf trees, mosses, lichens. They eat ungulates (musk oxen, caribou) and small animals (arctic hare, lemming). Other animals, such as foxes, owls, prey on herbivores. Polar bears prefer to marine life. We offer a look at our photo galleries of the typical representatives of the animal world of Scandinavia, the northern regions of Canada and Russia.

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

Arctic fox (polar fox), caught a lemming (small polar hamster). Wrangel Island, Russia

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

fox puppies in Norway National Park

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

Musk oxen. These animals came to the Arctic from Central Asia

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

The male beluga surrounded by females. Cunningham River on Somerset Island, Canada

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

A flock of sheep near a quiet village Jotunheimen, Norway

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

Reindeer with musk oxen are the only animals that survived the extinction of the Late

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

Walruses - traditional inhabitants of the northern waters: the Bering Strait, the Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

Polar wolves

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

The Norwegian lemming (family hamster) sit near his mink

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

White (polar) owl in flight. It is the largest bird of the order owls in the tundra

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

Wolverine. Common in the taiga, forest tundra and tundra part of Eurasia and North America

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

Polar bear under water

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

A baby lynx. A typical "cat" the size of a dog. In Scandinavian tradition lynx was sacred animal of the goddess Freyja

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

Atlantic Puffin. They live on the coasts of the Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. They nest in burrows on rookeries

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

Polar hare

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

narwhal Group, floating on the surface of the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Baffin Island, Canada

The fauna of the Arctic and the Circumpolar

Reindeer. Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway