arctic: peopled

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In the modest terminal of Resolute Bsy, Canada's northernmost airport, a stuffed polar bear offers a welcome
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Zodiaks of hopeful birdwatchers at the foot of a high cliff off the Canadian Arctic's Beechey Island
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Four gravestones in the Arctic's Beechey Island honour British sailors who died in attempts to find the fabled Northwest Passage
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`A plaque in the Canadian Arctic's Beechey Island tells of Sir John Franklin's attempts to find the Northwest Passage; four gravestones mark the place where Franklin wintered 1845-1846. In 1846 his ships became locked in ice. Franklin died June 1847
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Passengers from an expedition ship tracking the fabled Northwest Passage beside Franklin crew members' graves on Beechey Island in the Canadian Arctic
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This cabin, now abandoned, was an Arctic post of Canada's renowned Royal Canadian Mounted Police, RCMP. Polar climate has helped preserve it.
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At an abandoned post of Canada's renowned Royal Canadian Mounted Police an armed guide checks a cabin for polar bears
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In Arctic waters a zodiak looks tiny beside the white iceberg which itself seems small beside the brown rockface beyond it
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Kayakers from an expedition ship delight in the calm waters and grand scenery of the Canadian Arctic
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Passengers from an expedition ship enjoy a summer stroll in the Canadian Arctic
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Trippers on the tundra--Arctic voyagers enjoy nature's bounty in the happily named Sunneshine Fjord
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The Akademik Ioffe, a passenger ship designed specifically for polar research, operated by OneOcean Expeditions with a Russian crew, cruising gently through Milne Inlet in the Canadian Arctic
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Passenger ship designed for polar research, the Akademik Ioffe eases through the spectacular Gibbs Fjord in the Canadian Arctic
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An unfortunate moment environmentally as the Ioffe spouts black smoke over pristine Arctic scenery
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Stately tracking of the Northwest Passage route is interrupted aboard the Ioffe by a wedding celebration
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Aboard ship in northern Arctic waters the flags of Canada and the Nunavut region are flown
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The Hamlet of Pond Inlet, though really a small town, proclaims itself in English and the Inuit language Inuktitut
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In Pond Inlet, Nunavut, three generations of Inuit--mother, child, grandmother
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Main Street Pond Inlet opens to the sea and is framed by snowcapped mountains beyond. A snowmobile, snowbie, crosses the street
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The fašade of Pond Inlet's art college displays weathered paintings of the local culture--left, two women throat singing, right--out hunting
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In Pond Inlet's library two Inuit girls enjoy a picture book
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To entertain visitors in Pond Inlet Inuit lay on a cultural show--mainly athletics and songs
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An Inuit elder who had performed for visitors shows off his hide drum
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Two face-to-face traditionally dressed Inuit women display the distinctive Inuit throat singing. Something of a contest, there's laughter when one gives up
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A view towards houses bordering the main street in Pond Inlet, one of the few Inuit population centres, nominally a hamlet, in the Canadian Arctic
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It's summer in the Canadian Arctic but sledges, or sleds, are there in readiness for winter's inevitable snows
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A rare craft seen at sea during expedition travels in Canadian Arctic waters--a small boat in Pangnirtung's harbour making an official, or merely curious, inspection
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Mobile home, hillside, dog--a domestic moment in Pangnirtung, a small Inuit town in the Canadian Arctic
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Pangnirtung, a small town in the Canadian Arctic, began life as a Hudson Bay blubber treatment centre
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Young Inuit women in Pangnirtung, a small town in the Canadian Arctic, their costume a mix of trad and mod, prepare to dance for an audience of visitors
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Inuit teens in the Canadian Arctic town of Pangnirtung entertain visitors with a fast and energetic dance
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Passengers boarding the Akademik Ioffe, a polar research ship, are helped from zodiak to ship up the gangway by everpresent crew
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'Happy Hour' aboard the Akademik Ioffe, a polar research ship tracking the Northwest Passage; on a beautiful evening passengers admire a spectacular meringue-shaped ice wall in the Canadian Arctic
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