Nunavut Nature

Iqaluit & Pangnirtung

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All photos by Jason Mills or Jordanna Max Brodsky.

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Jordanna beside the Iqaluit sea ice
Jordanna beside the Iqaluit sea ice
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Sunset along the Pangnirtung Fjord.
Sunset along the Pangnirtung Fjord.
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Northern Lights, Iqaluit
Northern Lights, Iqaluit

In Inuktitut, the Northern Lights are aqsarniit, the spirits of the dead playing in the night sky.

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Northern Lights, Iqaluit
Northern Lights, Iqaluit

This stripe of color ran across the bowl of the sky, reminding me of Jormungand, the Norse World Serpent.

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Pangnirtung Fjord
Pangnirtung Fjord

The town of Pangnirtung sits on a fjord that provides entrance to the spectacular Auyuittuq National Park.

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Pangnirtung Fjord
Pangnirtung Fjord
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Old Blubber Station, Pangnirtung
Old Blubber Station, Pangnirtung

Now abandoned, the Hudson Bay Company blubber station in the Pangnirtung Fjord evokes the town's whaling history.

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Raven
Raven

A raven flying overhead at Sylvia Grinnell Park outside Iqaluit. No doubt looking to scavenge scraps from the sled dogs.

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Seal at breathing hole
Seal at breathing hole

A diorama in the Unikkaarvik Visitors Centre in Iqaluit, demonstrating how seals come up through the ice to breathe, making themselves vulnerable to Inuit hunters.

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Musk Ox
Musk Ox

The head of a musk ox in the Unikkaarvik Visitors Centre in Iqaluit.

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