Muskox is definitely hard to approach. Probably because it’s hunted in Canada by Inuits. Our fist encounter was with a corpse dried by time since it had died. Here, I learned several things that may not appear immediately obvious from photographs, that only immediate proximity can put in a brighter light: Morphologically speaking, muskox is… Read More
Why did I shoot them two-by-two? What kind of inspiration is this? Glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus, Goéland bourgmestre). Dundas Harbour, Nunavut, Canada. August 2016.
Sometimes, the animal you want to shoot is a bit too far for a good picture (even with a long tele-lens), but its camouflage totally failed to hide it, like this arctic hare whose pelt is still white while Winter snow is long gone: Big lens, good camera, not enough… picture blow out of proportion:… Read More
Northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis, Fulmar boréal). Navy Board Inlet, Nunavut, Canada. August 2016.
Snow goose (Chen caerulescens, Oie blanche du Canada) Navy Board Inlet, Nunavut, Canada. August 2016.
The entrance into Gibbs Fjord was a great nice surprise. The fog, instead of creeping down the bottom of the cliffs, stayed hanging to the summits, the glaciers suspended to the top top of the plateau surrounding the fjord. So, navigation was relatively easy while delighting us with a most unusual display. We found a… Read More
Finally, a nice picture of Mom and her little one, cruising together in calm waters: Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus, Baleine pilote, Globicéphale). Davis Strait, Nunavut, Canada August 2016.
Sunset encounters: Beaked whales according to the specialists, pilot whales do not really fear even large ships. They travel in small groups which offer nice photo opportunities. Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus, Baleine pilote, Globicéphale). Davis Strait, Nunavut, Canada August 2016.
I love vertical panoramas. They force the eye to explore the image in a different way… Northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis, Fulmar boréal). Monumental Island, Nunavut, Canada. August 2016.
Birds totally at ease under water, these thick-billed murres are great swimmers but take a long time taking off. Thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia, Guillemot de Brünnich). Akpait National Wildlife Area, Nunavut, Canada. August 2016.
Since penguins live only in the Southern Hemisphere and can’t fly, we could not encounter any during our 2016 trip to the Arctic Archipelago of Canada. However, we observed some birds who seemed to have the same behaviour assembling in groups on icebergs or ice-floes, like so many penguins do in the South of our… Read More
Northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis, Fulmar boréal). Lower Savage Islands, Nunavut, Canada. August 2016.
This walrus was ready to leave the beach to return to the safe depth of the sea. Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus, morse). Maxwell Bay, Nunavut, Canada. August 2016.