"They’re Arctic Survivors. How Will They Adapt to Climate Change?"

"On Alaska’s North Slope, treeless and snow-shrouded for much of the year, it isn’t easy being a wolverine. The sinewy, solitary animals survive through a constant search for food, burrowing into snowdrifts to rest.

But the Arctic is rapidly changing, warming much faster than any other region, and the snow is melting earlier. Researchers want to understand how wolverines will adapt.

Peter Mather, a photographer, documented researchers’ fieldwork over several seasons. The images provide a rare glimpse at wolverines in the Arctic wilds."

Photographs by Peter Mather and text by Henry Fountain for the New York Times February 11, 2021.

Source: NYTimes, 02/16/2021