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An arctic fox in its summer coat.  The elusive Arctic fox blends in when he wants, making him notoriously hard to film.  Here, the arctic fox sheds his winter coat to match the now-exposed places where he hunts.

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There are still places on Earth where fields of grass stretch as far as the eye can see. In order to survive in these open spaces, predators must hide in plain sight. On the vast plains of the African savanna, banded mongooses rely on strength in numbers in order to succeed in a land of giants. Cheetahs and secretary birds must conquer extreme heat and elusive prey, risking their lives to feed their offspring. Mongolian wolves hunt for scarce food on the steppe.