Unicorn of the Sea – Narwhals

Check out this cool, short video by National Geographic on the “Unicorns of the Sea”, the beautiful Narwhal. These unique animals have a tooth that grows up to 10 feet and extends from the upper jaw. New research through drone footage has discovered that the tooth is used for hunting fish in addition to other things. One of the Arctic’s most prized animals, they are quite hard to see in the wild unless you go far north!

Igloo Building in Churchill

Natural Habitat Adventures guide Brad Josephs and his group of avid and hearty travelers in Churchill for northern lights had time to learn the art of igloo building in frigid minus 50 C Arctic temperatures. Despite the piercing cold, everyone enjoyed the experience and immersed themselves in an authentic Arctic situation and survivalist technique utilized by hunters and travelers out on the tundra and ice of the far north. This system has saved lives every year in the extreme weather of the Arctic. Hopefully, we will bring you some tantalizing northern lights from this adventure in the next couple of days. Churchill’s aurora borealis season is heating up even during this incredibly cold stretch!

Iqaluit Ice Inukshuk

Iqaluit Inukshuk

A beautiful Inukshuk made of ice glistens in the Iqaluit sun. Tracy Wood photo.

This awesome ice inukshuk welcomes travelers to Iqaluit in the Arctic. These iconic northern features mark trails or food caches. They were also used by caribou hunters to herd the animals toward an area for harvest. No feature, other than the stoic polar bear, is more recognizable in the open Arctic tundra then these, usually stone inukshuks. An ice one captures the soft colors and light of the region!

Churchill Video of the Week

 

Iqaluit was -35C recently and some fun was had by Jinny Lamontagne with this slow motion video of spraying some hot tea. Winter can be long in the Arctic so new experiences are a way to make it through and stimulate the mind. This video reminds us all of the popular image of about a year ago of the same activity. It’s a pretty cool reaction when the hot liquid meets the frigid air. Enjoy the clip!

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