The cross fox is a partially melanistic color variant of the red fox which has a long dark stripe running down its back, intersecting another stripe to form a cross over the shoulders.
A photographer Sam Gaby gained the trust of this unique-looking fox in Newfoundland, Canada. Here are some of his fascinating captures of this majestic animal.
Cross foxes are relatively common in the northern parts of North America, and comprise up to 30% of Canada’s red fox population.
Cross foxes are almost identical to red foxes however have a larger, bushier tail and with more wool under their feet.