From Iceland — BBC’s “Natural World” To Film Episode About Arctic Fox

BBC’s “Natural World” To Film Episode About Arctic Fox

Published January 16, 2014

Larissa Kyzer
Photo by
Frosti, courtesy of Arctic Fox Center

BBC Two’s wildlife series “Natural World,” which features “in-depth stories of incredible animals” will be coming to Iceland this spring to film the Arctic Fox, Vísir reports.
In addition to filming foxes in nature, the crew will visit the Arctic Fox Center in Súðavík in the West Fjords. Ester Rut Unnsteinsdóttir, the center’s director, says that the filming will begin in March.
“They will likely spend about 180 days in Iceland,” she explained. “The episode will be about both the Arctic fox and other animals in Icelandic nature—it will be like a typical Attenborough program.”
The project has been a long time in coming and Ester says that people have a lot of interest in the Arctic fox.
“This species is protected in Europe, but is hunted in Iceland. The filmmakers will mainly be in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve where we at the Arctic Fox Center are doing most of our work.” She added that the “Natural World” episode is important for the center, which is a unique organization.
“I began to work here 15 years ago when we had very few resources. We have since funded research with entrance fees to the center, donations, and services provided to photographers and filmmakers.”

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