For over 1,000 years, people called the Inuit lived in the Arctic. Long ago, they relied on fishing and hunting for survival in this frigid habitat. Their lives were closely tied with Arctic animals such as seals, caribou, and whales. Today, many Inuit still hunt and fish, but they also hold jobs in industries such as oil exploration and commercial fishing. Sadly, warming temperatures and melting ice are threatening the traditions and lands of this rich culture.

Image credits: main image, courtesy of J. Hollens.