The plight of the ‘snow oxen’

A biologist draws on his fieldwork to consider the world of muskoxen during climate change.

  • A muskox mother with her newborn near the DeLong Mountains, Alaska.

    Courtesy of Joel Berger
  • A herd stands in defense of a downed muskoxen (far right), Bering Land Bridge, Alaska.

    Courtesy of Joel Berger
  • A biologist approaches a herd of muskoxen in western Alaska.

    Courtesy of Joel Berger
  • A group of muskoxen in flight, Bering Land Bridge, Alaska.

    Courtesy of Joel Berger
  • A newborn calf with their mother looking agitated because of the photographer, Berger, at Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Alaska.

    Courtesy of Joel Berger