Lancaster Sound

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When you look at narwhals while standing on the surface of the sea ice, you can barely see them as their tusks rarely break the surface. You can just make out the top of their backs as they catch a breath of air. However, when we took off in my little ultralight airplane and flew out over Lancaster Sound, we were treated to such incredible views of these magnificent creatures. How many of you knew that narwhals even exist? How many of you have a deep fascination with narwhals? Sadly, this image too is not in my book Born to Ice but I do love the simplicity of the water, their body position and the rings of water rippling from their heads. #borntoice #nature #naturelovers #cuttingroomfloor #gratitude


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Ein Eisbär zwischen zwei Schollen, eine Stadt über den Wolken und ein Hai mitten im Fischschwarm: Ein neuer Fotowettbewerb stellt die Drohnenfotografie in den Mittelpunkt. Mehr als 4.400 Fotos aus 101 Ländern wurden eingereicht. Die Jury wählte die Szene eines springenden Eisbären zum Gewinnerfoto, aufgenommen im kanadischen Nunavut.
Wir zeigen eine Auswahl an weiteren Drohnenbildern, die auch Ende Oktober bei der Ausstellung in Siena (@sipacontest) gezeigt werden. Darunter eine Foto-Kombi eines Waldes im Winter und Sommer, die Ausgrabungsstätte Mada’in Salih in Saudi-Arabien, eine beeindruckende Luftaufnahme von Pilgern, Eisskater auf dem österreichischen Weissensee und ein Schwarzspitzhai auf der Jagd, die Stadt Assisi über den Wolken, ein chinesisches Sportstadion, ein rotes Kajak im schmelzenden Eis auf dem Thiersee und ein Gagesgavial, der zur Ordnung Krokodile gehört. #Drohne #Fotografie #Photography #Photographers #SpiegelOnline #photooftheday #naturephotography #travelphotography


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The unicorn of the sea, a narwhal, erupts from the sea after an extended dive under the ice in search of food.
These magnificent creatures depend on the sea ice and the bounty that it provides each spring to sustain them. The sea ice is the base of the entire ecosystem in the arctic, and as that ice disappears, the future for narwhals and many other arctic creatures remains deeply uncertain.
This image was shot during a two month mission on the sea ice with @paulnicklen, on assignment for @natgeo.
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Photograph by @PaulNicklen // Meet one of the most unique—almost fantastical—animals of the oceans: narwhals. Their most identifiable feature, often misnomered as a horn, is actually an elongated upper left canine tooth, a helical tusk filled with millions of nerve endings that transmit information about their surroundings. Taken in the future marine protected area of Tallurutiup Imanga or Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, Canada. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen for more images of polar wildlife. #Nature #NatureLover #Arctic


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I feel such a personal responsibility to do everything in my power to make sure the oceans remain healthy and abundant. From the smallest to the largest, every creature relies on a healthy ocean - including us. Every other breath we take comes from the sea. What do you think we can do to reverse climate change for wildlife like the bowhead whale? It is hard to believe that some of these bowhead whales were born at the beginning of the industrial revolution, have survived through decades of whaling - which brought populations to near extinction - only to face the overwhelming threat of climate change and the disappearance of sea ice. Click the link in my bio to learn how @Sea_Legacy is #TurningTheTide.


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This Brilliant #nature shot was originally posted by: 🥇@paulnicklen 🥇 ----------------
My childhood is filled with memories of an icy paradise that is the Canadian Arctic. Once captivated by Arctic birds taking flight or seals sunning themselves on the ice, I now find myself driven to use photography to strengthen the world’s attention and connection to polar wildlife and this harsh, beautiful and fragile environment. Today, on #NunavutDay, let’s celebrate this region and places like Tallurutiup Imanga, a future marine protected area that is #TurningTheTide for oceans and the wildlife that call it home.


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My childhood is filled with memories of an icy paradise that is the Canadian Arctic. Once captivated by Arctic birds taking flight or seals sunning themselves on the ice, I now find myself driven to use photography to strengthen the world’s attention and connection to polar wildlife and this harsh, beautiful and fragile environment. Today, on #NunavutDay, let’s celebrate this region and places like Tallurutiup Imanga, a future marine protected area that is #TurningTheTide for oceans and the wildlife that call it home.


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Conservation progress almost never happens in a matter of days or weeks. It is a grinding process of years. The challenges our oceans face have never been greater than they are today. Whether it is climate change or plastic pollution, the opportunities we have to resolve these issues have also never been more accessible or promising. Our oceans have an incredible resilience; together, we can make a difference for places like these deep, blue, beautiful, endless Arctic waters and creatures, like a playful baby beluga, that call them home. #TurningTheTide with @Sea_Legacy.


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From a save distance but still a spectacular view #polarbear #arctic  #arctickindom #arcticbay


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Almost as he get scared of the open water, the polar bear stretched his legs toward the water but unfortunatly the ice is to thin to hold him. The most obvious negative impacts of rapid changes in sea ice are on the species that depend on ice as habitat.
They include ice algae, ice amphipods, ringed seals and polar bears as many other species.

#Arctic #polarbear #Conservation #climate #WWF #IUCN #Nature #Wildlife #Canada #Nunavut


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Experiencing the midnight sun at 2 o'clock in the morning was just magical... such a wonderful, beautiful, mesmerizing place on earth!! 🌎❄️ #arctic #floeedge #midnightsun #sky #arctickingdom #beautiful #stunning #lancastersound


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Late post. For #WorldOceansDay I am throwing it back to when I was in Lancaster Sound (Inuktitut: Tallurutiup Imanga) We need to protect these precious spaces. They are extremely vulnerable to the effects of #Climatechange.


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Photograph by @paulnicklen // Meet the mysterious, elusive, shy, rarely seen, intelligent and vulnerable narwhal. A male narwhal rises from the icy seas of Lancaster sound. The most noticeable characteristic of the narwhal is the long tusk, which is a canine tooth that projects from the left side of the upper jaw, through the lip, and forms a left-handed helix spiral. Narwhals actually do not have any teeth inside of their mouths. A tusk grows throughout life, reaching a length of 5 to 10 feet. The one thing you need to remember about narwhal is that they primarily feed on polar cod and the polar cod life cycle is tied to sea ice. Without ice there will be catastrophic effects on all species. Some scientists say that the narwhal are just as vulnerable as the polar bear to climate change. #followme on @paulnicklen to learn and see more about the unicorn of the sea. #bethechange #nature #naturelovers #instagood #arctic #climatechangeisreal


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Photograph by @paulnicklen // Meet the mysterious, elusive, shy, rarely seen, intelligent and vulnerable narwhal. A male narwhal rises from the icy seas of Lancaster sound. The most noticeable characteristic of the narwhal is the long tusk, which is a canine tooth that projects from the left side of the upper jaw, through the lip, and forms a left-handed helix spiral. Narwhals actually do not have any teeth inside of their mouths. A tusk grows throughout life, reaching a length of 5 to 10 feet. The one thing you need to remember about narwhal is that they primarily feed on polar cod and the polar cod life cycle is tied to sea ice. Without ice there will be catastrophic effects on all species. Some scientists say that the narwhal are just as vulnerable as the polar bear to climate change. #followme on @paulnicklen to learn and see more about the unicorn of the sea. #bethechange #nature #naturelovers #instagood #arctic #climatechangeisreal


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‼️« The ghostly winter silence had given way to the great spring murmur of awakening life. This murmur arose from all the land, fraught with the joy of living. » wrote Jack London in the Call of the Wild. Can you hear it? ❄️🌬️



Lancaster Sound, an important passage through the Arctic Archipelago located in Northern Canada's territory, is one of the most biologically active marine areas. Most often uncovered by ice, it is also one of the most important migration sites for large cetaceans, such as narwhals, belugas, bowhead whales, walruses, as well as ringed, bearded and harp seals. Confronted with the consequences of global warming and the melting ice, the aim of the "Ocean North Campaign", is to designate the Lancaster Sound as a National Marine Conservation Area, therefore prohibiting undersea mining which has heavy consequences on the ecosystems. 🌎

#fpa2 #ocean #lancastersound #polar #protectedarea #canada #arctic #marinearea #oceannorthcampaign #oceannorth #environment #monacofortheplanet #princealbert2ofmonaco


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Shooting stars and charged particles from solar wind and the magnetospheric plasma conspire to create one of nature's most wondrous light displays over the cold arctic sea water of Lancaster Sound, Nunavut. @museumofnature @nikoncanada @natgeo @nunavuttourism @natgallerycan @_mpio.co @adventure.canada #lancastersound #aurora #auroraborealis


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#TBT to those mornings spent gazing out over the frozen Arctic Ocean during my 2am polar bear watch shifts. Most of the mornings definitely did not look this nice, most were foggy, grey and snowy...picture the best, bury the rest!#arctic#nunavut#arctic#weberarctic#wildlife#ocean#frozen#sea#life#earth#wildlifephotography#Cangeo#office#work#explorecanada#polarbears#whales


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The conservation work we do could never happen without support in many different forms. This past summer, Jim Simons and @EyosExpeditions supported @sea_legacy with use of the MV Archimedes, a beautiful 222-foot expedition vessel. Tomorrow, we will announce an amazing offer for SeaLegacy supporters who want to help in smaller—but no less important—ways. We can all give back to the oceans in different ways. Share your stories, donations or volunteer hours, and know that, whatever you can give, the oceans thank you. #TurningTheTide


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Video by @PaulNicklen // Despite the recently-established Lancaster Sound marine protected area in Canada’s North, dangers to the fragile Arctic ecosystem remain plentiful. Mining, shipping, and petroleum interests have set their sights on the resource-rich area, especially as climate change frees areas from ice. Increased ship traffic and the accompanying submarine noise bring a negative impact for whales and, of course, represent the threat of spills. #Followme at @PaulNicklen to see both the beauty and the tragedy of Canada’s remote region.
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