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Photos of Canids, or Canidae, including wolves, foxes and coyotes. Canidae is the dog family of the world, with members of this family found on virtually every continent on earth (only Antarctica is devoid of native canids). Canids are an extremely adaptable family of species, and can be found from sea level to altitudes over 5000m (or 16 000 feet). Though taxonomists differ with their classifications, most taxonomists suggest their are around 35 species of canids in the world. This gallery of photos includes red fox photos, arctic fox photos, wolf photos and coyote photos, largely from Alaska and Canada.


Stock Photos of Arctic Foxes, Vulpes lagopus. Arctic Foxes on the coastal plain in Arctic Alaska, on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR, Alaska. Arctic fox populations are becoming threatened by encroachment of the larger red fox species, as they move further north into habitats they weren't previously able to survive in. Global Climate Change is threatening the survival of many species in the arctic.

Arctic Fox Taxonomy: Scientific classification - Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Carnivora; Family: Canidae; Genus: Vulpes; Species: V. lagopus; Binomial name: Vulpes lagopus


Wild coyote photos. Coyotes from the Yukon to Yellowstone, photos of Coyotes in Jasper, Canada. Coyote pups and adult coyote photos.

Coyote Taxonomy is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Infraclass: Eutheria; Order: Carnivora; Family: Canidae; Genus: Canis; Species: latrans; Scientific Name: Canis latrans.


Arctic fox photos, red fox photos and cross fox photos. The red fox is Vulpes vulpes and arctic fox is Vulpes lagopus. Fox pictures from British Columbia, Canada, and Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska, Denali National Park, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR, arctic Alaska. Fox kits, or pups, and adult foxes.

Red fox Taxonomy is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Carnivora; Family: Canidae; Tribe: Vulpini; Genus: Vulpes; Species: vulpes; Scientific Name: Vulpes vulpes.


Wild wolf photos. Photos of wild wolves from Denali National Park, Alaska, and wolf photos from Jasper National Park, Canada. These pictures are all pictures of wild wolves, not captive animals. Wolves are typically gray, though color morphs range from black wolves to almost white wolves. The black wolves are the most voracious.

There are numerous schools of thought on the taxonomy of wolves, and various subspecies, though few scientists agree on exactly what they might be. So, to the species level, taxonomy for North American wolves is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Carnivora; Family: Canidae; Subfamily: Caninae; Tribe: Canini; Genus: Canis; Species: lupus; Scientific Name: Canis lupus.



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