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The vast Canadian Arctic territories cover an area as large as India, but with a human population of 100,000. The regions of Yukon, North West Territories and Nunavut contain some of the most unspoilt wilderness of the Arctic, and the fabled North West Passage, now becoming more accessible with rising sea temperatures. Arctic Canada includes the massive islands Baffin, Ellesmere and Victoria, which support healthy populations of musk oxen, Arctic wolves and snowy owls, and a small indigenous population of Inuit people. Belugas and narwhal may be seen offshore, and polar bears follow the pack ice even as far south as Churchill in winter.

Northern lights (Aurora borealis) Northwest territories, March 2008, Canada - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Northern lights (Aurora borealis) Northwest territories, March 2008, Canada
Young Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) walking across melting sea ice, Scott Inlet, Baffin Island, Canadian Arctic, August. Vulnerable species. - Brent  Stephenson
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Brent Stephenson / Young Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) walking across melting sea ice, Scott Inlet, Baffin Island, Canadian Arctic, August. Vulnerable species.
Sunset off Scott Island, with floating pieces of sea ice, Scott Inlet, Baffin Island, Canadian Arctic, August 2015. - Brent  Stephenson
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Brent Stephenson / Sunset off Scott Island, with floating pieces of sea ice, Scott Inlet, Baffin Island, Canadian Arctic, August 2015.
Inuit hunter on icepack. Floe Edge, Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, April 2009. Model released. - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Inuit hunter on icepack. Floe Edge, Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, April 2009. Model released.
Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) crossing tusks above water surface. Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, April. - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) crossing tusks above water surface. Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, April.
Mountains and altocumulus clouds reflected in Hall Basin. Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. - Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Mountains and altocumulus clouds reflected in Hall Basin. Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada.
Broken one year ice off the coast of Ellesmere Island, seen from prow of boat, Nunavut, Canada, August 2007. - Pal Hermansen
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Pal Hermansen / Broken one year ice off the coast of Ellesmere Island, seen from prow of boat, Nunavut, Canada, August 2007.
Northern lights (Aurora borealis) Northwest territories, March 2008, Canada - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Northern lights (Aurora borealis) Northwest territories, March 2008, Canada
Beluga whales trapped at ice hole {Delphinapterus leucas} too far away to reach open sea, Canadian High Arctic. June 1999 - Sue Flood
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Sue Flood / Beluga whales trapped at ice hole {Delphinapterus leucas} too far away to reach open sea, Canadian High Arctic. June 1999
Arctic landscape with ice floes in Alexandra Fjord, Ellesmere Island Canadian Arctic, North America - David Noton
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David Noton / Arctic landscape with ice floes in Alexandra Fjord, Ellesmere Island Canadian Arctic, North America
Winter storm -35 C. Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories, Canada. - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Winter storm -35 C. Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories, Canada.
Young Inuit boy jumping over a crack on ice floe, Ellesmere Island, Nanavut, Canada, June 2012. Model released. - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Young Inuit boy jumping over a crack on ice floe, Ellesmere Island, Nanavut, Canada, June 2012. Model released.
Alexandra Fjord, Ellesmere Island, Canadian Arctic - David Noton
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David Noton / Alexandra Fjord, Ellesmere Island, Canadian Arctic
Polar bear and cub cross crack in ice {Ursus maritimus} Churchill, Canada - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Polar bear and cub cross crack in ice {Ursus maritimus} Churchill, Canada
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) on an iceberg, Baffin Bay, Canada. September. - Rick Price
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Rick Price / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) on an iceberg, Baffin Bay, Canada. September.
Coastal view of Pond Inlet Village, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, August 2010 - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Coastal view of Pond Inlet Village, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, August 2010
Polar bear cub peering out from under mother on ice floe. Wager Bay, Canada Arctic, summer 1996. - Martha Holmes
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Martha Holmes / Polar bear cub peering out from under mother on ice floe. Wager Bay, Canada Arctic, summer 1996.
Inuit hunter silhouetted at sunset, Pond Inlet, Baffin island, Canada. - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Inuit hunter silhouetted at sunset, Pond Inlet, Baffin island, Canada.
Igloo under northern lights, Northwest Territories, Canada March 2007 - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Igloo under northern lights, Northwest Territories, Canada March 2007
Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) flipping its tail. Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, June. - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) flipping its tail. Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, June.
Inuk man from Igloolik sitting inside an Igloo. Nunavut, Canada, 1990. Editorial use only. - Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Inuk man from Igloolik sitting inside an Igloo. Nunavut, Canada, 1990. Editorial use only.
Cute baby Harp seal on ice {Phoca groenlandicus}, Gulf of St Lawrence, Canada. - Doug Allan
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Doug Allan / Cute baby Harp seal on ice {Phoca groenlandicus}, Gulf of St Lawrence, Canada.
Harp seal pup {Phoca groenlandica} Gulf of St Lawrence Canada - Doug Allan
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Doug Allan / Harp seal pup {Phoca groenlandica} Gulf of St Lawrence Canada
Grey / Arctic wolf portrait {Canis lupus} Ellesmere Is, Canada - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Grey / Arctic wolf portrait {Canis lupus} Ellesmere Is, Canada
Grey / Arctic wolf running {Canis lupus} Ellesmere Is, Canada - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Grey / Arctic wolf running {Canis lupus} Ellesmere Is, Canada
Grey wolf (white arctic form) Ellesmere Island, Canada - Jeff Turner
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Jeff Turner / Grey wolf (white arctic form) Ellesmere Island, Canada
Narwhal group migrating {Monodon monoceros} Lancaster Sound, Canadian Arctic - Doug Allan
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Doug Allan / Narwhal group migrating {Monodon monoceros} Lancaster Sound, Canadian Arctic
Female Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) Canadian Arctic, August - Doug Allan
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Doug Allan / Female Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) Canadian Arctic, August
Inuit hunter at night finishing an Igloo he has built. Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada, 1990. - Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Inuit hunter at night finishing an Igloo he has built. Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada, 1990.
Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) flying over snowy landscape, Canada - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) flying over snowy landscape, Canada
Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) flying, Canada - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) flying, Canada
Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) perched on post, calling / yawning, Canada - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) perched on post, calling / yawning, Canada
Arctic fox {Vulpes lagopus} looking over snow dune, Ellesmere Island, Canada - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Arctic fox {Vulpes lagopus} looking over snow dune, Ellesmere Island, Canada
Arctic fox portrait {Vulpes lagopus} Ellesmere Northern territory, Canada. - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Arctic fox portrait {Vulpes lagopus} Ellesmere Northern territory, Canada.
Arctic fox on snow. {Vulpes lagopus} Ellesmere Northern territory, Canada. - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Arctic fox on snow. {Vulpes lagopus} Ellesmere Northern territory, Canada.
Arctic fox resting portrait, Canada (Alopex / Vulpes lagopus) captive in wildlife park - Jose Schell
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Jose Schell / Arctic fox resting portrait, Canada (Alopex / Vulpes lagopus) captive in wildlife park
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sitting facing camera in the snow, Manitoba, Canada - David Pike
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David Pike / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sitting facing camera in the snow, Manitoba, Canada
Polar bear lying on back playing with twig {Ursus maritimus} Canada Churchill, - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Polar bear lying on back playing with twig {Ursus maritimus} Canada Churchill,
RF- Polar bears play fighting (Ursus maritimus). Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / RF- Polar bears play fighting (Ursus maritimus). Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Polar Bear {Ursus maritimus} 3/4-months cub huddled over mother who has been anaesthetised by biologists, Wapusk NP, Manitoba, Canada~(Digitally removed mother's ear tags) - Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Polar Bear {Ursus maritimus} 3/4-months cub huddled over mother who has been anaesthetised by biologists, Wapusk NP, Manitoba, Canada~(Digitally removed mother's ear tags)
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) getting covered in snow as he sleeps. Cape Churchill, Canada. - Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) getting covered in snow as he sleeps. Cape Churchill, Canada.
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} on pack ice, Churchill, Canada. - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} on pack ice, Churchill, Canada.
Cabin lit up at night under northern lights (Aurora borealis) Northwest Territories, Canada March 2007 - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Cabin lit up at night under northern lights (Aurora borealis) Northwest Territories, Canada March 2007
Northern lights (Aurora borealis) Northwest territories, March 2008, Canada - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Northern lights (Aurora borealis) Northwest territories, March 2008, Canada
Northern lights (Aurora borealis) Northwest territories, March 2008, Canada - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Northern lights (Aurora borealis) Northwest territories, March 2008, Canada
Musk ox {Ovibos moschatus} Ellesmere Is, Canada - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Musk ox {Ovibos moschatus} Ellesmere Is, Canada
RF- Musk oxen (Ovibos moschatus) on tundra. Ellesmere Island, Canada. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / RF- Musk oxen (Ovibos moschatus) on tundra. Ellesmere Island, Canada. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Musk-ox portrait {Ovibos moschatus} Ellesmere Is, Canada - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Musk-ox portrait {Ovibos moschatus} Ellesmere Is, Canada
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