HARD LIFE AT HIGH LATITUDES
Adaptations of living species to cold extreme conditions have produced some of the most unusual forms of life on Earth. Polar environments are both the coldest and most seasonal on the Planet. Characterized by very short summers and very long (dark) winters, during the productive seasons many important and charismatic animals migrate in these areas for the abundance of food.
During these seasons, or closely to the end of it, some specimens die for different causes. Sometimes they die just before of harsh weather conditions and, when this happens, the bodies of these animals stuck on the ground or in the ice. For this reason sometimes it is possible to observe bodies of birds, big mammals and other species coming out of the ground.
The images below depict birds and mammals. In particular you can see an arctic tern trapped in the ice, a reindeer buried in the sand-beach and visible only during the low tide, an elephant seal dead in Signy Island and a penguin dead on the sand-beach maybe after a long trip at the sea.