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The More Things Change

The More Things Change

The ladder on CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier looks about what a sailor would expect to see on one of the Franklin expedition ships the Coast Guard icebreaker was searching for in 2014.

Nature's snow sculpture

Nature's snow sculpture

The relentless Arctic wind carves magnificent sculptures in the snowpack outside Gjoa Haven, on King William Island.

 Walruses bask on an ice floe in Norway's Svalbard archipelago. 

Walruses bask on an ice floe in Norway's Svalbard archipelago. 

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Cracked Ice

Cracked Ice

The constant pressure of moving ice cleaves the snow-covered waterfront of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.

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 Boats wait out a bitter Arctic winter on the shores of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.

Boats wait out a bitter Arctic winter on the shores of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.

High Arctic Sun

High Arctic Sun

The High Arctic sun arcs low across the horizon on a winter's day in Grise Fiord, turning sea ice ridges into shimmering gold. 

Coming Up For Air

Coming Up For Air

A curious seal takes advantage of a hole cut in the ice, and a warm tent, to loll about at the height of winter.