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Arctic Ice: The Other Recession

Florian Schulz photographs the wildlife at the top of the world

Photography by Florian Schulz, from To the Arctic | Text by M.P. Klier

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Snowy owl family
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Florian Schulz spent 72 hours in a blind in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve to take this gorgeous snowy owl family portrait. Both parents are extremely protective of their clutch of chicks (typically 3 to 11, depending on the food supply) and will dive-bomb predators. Here the male delivers an unlucky lemming, which the brown-specked female will tear into small bits and feed to the brood.


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