Burning Tundra Between Two Territories
I always fought with our helicopters windows over the years, flying with Coast Guard around northern Canada. They weren't the best lenses to shoot through.. But often, the photo was worth losing a bit of IQ over. This photo was captured while travelling between Nunavut and the Northwest Territories along the arctic coast. The temperature quickly rose from around 5-10 degrees in Kugluktuk when we departed, to nearly 30 by the time we landed in Inuvik. The clouds during this stretch were gorgeous, and I was snapping away for the brief moments when the sun went behind one, removing the blinding glare reflecting off of the many scratches in the window. The landscape in this area was breathtaking, a thick emerald green sprawled out as far as the eye can see, with only a sparse scattering of trees. It was surprising to see a small wildfire out here, with such little vegetation, but the environment is often very dry. I really love the river valley winding through this photo, as the water really captures the eye in the deepest shadows.
Bordering between Nunavut and Northwest Territories, along the Arctic coast.
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Northwest Territories and Nunavut