Banks Island Snow Goose Study

Pictures From the Field


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We hope that these pictures will give an understanding of how beautiful Banks Island is and how fortunate and privileged we were to work in this part of the world!

We have organized pictures into the following categories:

Field work

Field work was done at Egg River Colony on western Banks Island. At this colony, geese nest in the large valleys of Egg and Big River.

William recording nest data at Egg River

Trevor during spring travelling!

John John enjoying the view of Big River

Wolf comming back towards camp

Stef taking a break to enjoy the nice weather

Brian on a foggy night

Camp life

We spent time after work and during bad weather with various small projects.

Lyle and Gustaf on top of Egg River skihill

Björn - the Swedish Telemark King!

Cory building a traditional kayak

Gustaf on the day of the maiden voyage!

William and two of his carvings

Chris - the Arctic photographer

Animals

Arctic fox, glaucous gulls, and muskoxen were common in the colony. Other animals that we frequently saw were sandhill cranes, brant geese, jaegers, and king eiders.

Arctic fox in summer fur

Muskoxen in defence position

Sandhill crane

Artifacts

We saw some inuit artifacts as we travelled through the colony, but in general, there are relatively few artifacts on Banks Island.

An old meat cache (note the elevated location)

This page was developed by Gustaf Samelius who also took the pictures

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