So many photos we post on our site evoke the unique feel of the silence and space in the Arctic. This shot captured by Morris Neyelle in Deline, N.W.T..
What a cool moon shot over Inuvik, N.W.T. in the early afternoon. The light in the Arctic is like nowhere else on the planet and plays with the eye…especially in the winter. Every scene takes on an ethereal feel and presence that transcends time. Simplicity becomes an enigma as you travel north and above. Beautiful shot!
November 13 – Snow and fog dominated this morning as groups departed for the tundra. By late morning visibility improved greatly, and strong, cold winds came up from the north. The bay has begun to freeze again and some polar bears have moved back onto the ice. One bear near Gordon Point commanded most of the attention from bear watchers, with tundra vehicles taking turns to see it on the ice. Late in the day, a sow and cub were seen walking across on the ice from Halfway Point by a number of vehicles. It was an excellent day for smaller critter sightings including Arctic and red fox, gyrfalcon, Arctic hare and ptarmigan. An impressive sunset finished off the day as groups headed back to town.
November 14 – A big storm blew in from the north. Visibility was limited throughout the day as snow blew sideways. These conditions are always tough for bear viewing and today was no exception. Travelers returned to town having managed to find ptarmigan and an Arctic hare, but polar bears remained elusive. The bay is now frozen again. Tomorrow is expected to bring sunny skies and milder temperatures; a positive forecast for a fresh perspective on the tundra.
These are some more fine images from the northern regions of Canada. We are continually searching for photos that depict life in the Arctic north of our beloved frontier town Churchill. The sky is a predominant, prevailing feature in these windows into the desolate yet magnificent world of Arctic life. We must cherish these glimpses into life in this region. No place on Earth can compare to the rawness of the north country...we continue to be blown away by the stark beauty!
Auyuittuk National Park is an untouched wilderness area in the Arctic where polar bears often roam and the incredible vistas like this one are daily occurrences! Enjoy.