Fox at the Tidepools

The ocean sustains land animals besides humans. Here, a fox looks for a meal at low tide on the Arctic Peninsula. When the tide goes out, it leaves behind tidepools full of tasty snacks for foxes and other terrestrial predators such as bears, weasels, and raccoons—as long as they run out before the tide comes back in.

A fox explores a tidepool.

Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC.