Tag: Nunavut

Birds of Prince Leopold Island 1/3

An island, a cliff, tens of thousands of nesting birds. This is the opportunity to shoot a few nice pictures, even if the sheer number makes it more difficult, not simpler. Glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus, Goéland bourgmestre). Thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia, Guillemot de Brünnich). Black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla, Mouette tridactyle). Prince Leopold Island, Nunavut, Canada.…

Polar bear in Bellot Strait

When crossing Bellot Strait, so narrow and so emblematic of the centuries-long search for the Northwest Passage, we came across this bear which seemed to be interested in mountain climbing (or those bird nests perched halfway up on the so-colourful rock).   Polar bear (Ursus maritimus, Ours polaire). Bellot Strait, Nunavut, Canada. August 2016.