WINTER ADAPTATIONS

Winter shows us those white worlds where wildlife survives the harshness of this time of year. It is fascinating to adapt to the environment and the weather conditions that some species show. When winter comes, temperatures can drop many degrees below zero and cold conditions leave many with three survival options: migrate, adapt or die.

This story is a tribute to these admirable animals.

Some animals are active in winter and must adapt to the changing climate. Some modify their behavior or change their appearance, such as mountain hare, stoat, palla's cat or rock ptarmigan. 

Food is hard to find this time of year, one more difficulty they have to overcome each year. Every day is a challenge for each of these admirable animals.

I feel lucky to have been able to document these behaviors.

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