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Illustrations by Monika Melnychuk

The Quest for the Holy Grolar

It may be the Arctic's rarest, most fearsome animal, and it's never been photographed on...

October 2013 Kelsey Eliasson
Photo courtesy Stephen Smith

The Myth of the Arctic Man-Eater?

Polar bears are less fearsome than we think, says biologist Stephen Smith. And he should know: He’s...

January 2013 Stephen Smith
Photo by Lewis Hulbert

Birds On The Brain

A barrage from above

April 2009 Katharine Sandiford
Photo by Chris Colbourne

Ravens Among Us

With a beak like a Swiss Army knife and an intellect to match, the raven is a many-faced figure in...

October 2008 Jessa Gamble