Photographer's Note

In the background is the Cunningham River valley located on the North shore of Somerset Island in the canadian arctic. In the foreground is the base camp of Arctic Watch were we lived quite an experience for ten days.

Observe the rather short 1200 foot landing strip near the camp were we made a rather spectacular landing in a Twin Otter. Located on a latitude of 74 04' North and a longitude of 93 48' West, the base camp of Arctic Watch is some 3300 kms from Ottawa-Gatineau and 1770 kms from the North Pole.

Arctic Watch is unique in that it offers a quite a range of experiences such as hicking on the toundra to observe arctic flora and fauna, sea kayaking, river rafting, exploration using ATV's.

THe area is reputed for it high concentration of a few thousand beluga whales in Cunningham Bay. We saw numerous times up to a few hundred belugas at only a few meters from us.

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