A Rare Glimpse of Disappearing Snowy Owls
On the northernmost spit of land in the United States sits the tiny town of Utqiaġvik, Alaska. The surrounding inland expanse of tundra reaching back towards the roots of the Brooks Range is home to one of the historically most robust and well-documented populations of nesting Snowy Owls in the world. The Owl Research Institute seeks to answer how climate change has affected Snowy Owls, their ecosystems, and to help their populations thrive once again.
Photos by Discovery Explorers Club Grantee: Max Lowe