Life in the Arctic in 13 Pictures
The Arctic includes parts of northern Canada, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia and Alaska. The polar regions are some of the most sparsely populated on the planet and conditions range from cool summers to absolutely frigid polar temperatures throughout much of the rest of the year. With the exception of the Russian industrial city of Murmansk, most settlements north of the Arctic Circle do not exceed a few thousand hardy inhabitants. Resource extraction, sustenance hunting, reindeer husbandry, fishing and tourism form most of the employment in this extreme corner of Earth.
The following photography was compiled by photographer Matt Reichel during his trips across several Arctic regions. Matt has served as an embedded filmmaker with the Canadian Armed Forces in Nunavut, the Yukon and Northwest Territories and has spent time chasing reindeer in Siberia and documenting ice melt in Greenland. These images detail life in several communities in the Arctic across multiple countries during a variety of seasons and conditions.
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