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On the Map: Where’s Arctic Kingdom Today?

February 5th, 2010


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This week, Expedition Manager Tom Lennartz is exploring the area around Kangiqsualujjuaq, a village 1,688 km (that’s over a thousand miles) north of Quebec. Located on Ungava Bay, the village is an access point for viewing all sorts of wildlife, including caribou, seal and beluga.

On this week’s trip, Tom is working with a film crew to capture footage of the polar bears in the surrounding wilderness as mothers and cubs emerge from their dens, shot against some of Canada’s most stunning scenery.

Now, keep in mind that the satellite image up top was taken in the summer. This time of year, the wilderness surrounding Kangiqsualujjuaq is cold, with long nights lit by the rippling green light of the aurora borealis. With the Torngat mountains creating a stunning backdrop, this is a breathtaking landscape, full of amazing wildlife.

I’m hoping Tom will be able to access the blog this weekend and give us some updates. And I wouldn’t mind a few photos, either!

One of my favorite polar bear photos, taken on a 2007 expedition by Louise Murray

One of my favorite polar bear photos, taken on a 2007 expedition by Louise Murray

More Arctic Films on the Radar: Im Einsatz für Eisbären

September 12th, 2009

Maybe it’s Knut‘s influence. Over the last few months, several German-language films about the plight of polar bears in the wild have hit both the television market and the big screen.

The latest film to come across my radar is Im Einsatz fur Eisbaren, featuring the German actor Hannes Jaenicke. Jaenicke travels to the Canadian Arctic to investigate the threats, including climate change and hunting, facing polar bears in the wild.

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