A new documentary for CBC's The Nature of Things tracks the elusive wolverine through northern Alberta, all in an effort to capture rare HD footage of the animal in its natural habitat.

Filmmaker Andrew Manske's spent three years, sometimes in extreme discomfort, to capture images of the notoriously reclusive creature. He spent 72 hours in one excursion waiting to get a good shot of a wolverine called Logan. 

To help his project, Wolverine: Ghost of the Northern Forest, and learn more about the animals' behavior, Manske met with researchers from The Wolverine Project.

Led by biologists Dr. Mark Boyce and Matt Scrafford from the University of Alberta, it is the most wide-ranging study of wolverine ecology ever undertaken in North America.

Boyce, a veteran wilderness scientist, said he is in awe of this animal. 

"Wolverines live in the most remote places that you can find on the planet," he said. "In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, in some of the most rugged terrain imaginable, wolverines seem to be able to move through that country and make a living at it."

For more information on the Nature of Things documentary and Andrew Manske's quest to track the wolverine see link here.