The caribou is one of the Canada’s most treasured wildlife species in terms of their biological and cultural importance to Inuit and other aboriginals in far north. They mean everything from nutrients to clothing even today! their annual migration is not as spectacular as the wild beasts do in African, but it definitely an amazing phenomenon on frozen tundra. Recently the caribou herds have come to coast area of Coronation Gulf from northern Victoria Island, to wait for freezing up of the ocean which works as a bridge for caribou to cross to mainland for wintering, this short stay at coastal areas provides local Inuit precious opportunity to harvest for their substantive needs in coming long winter.
i have made commitment early in the year to give up all hunting activities, therefore in this migrating season, i shoot them only by my camera rather than raffle as i did in past, wildlife hunting is the way of the life here, but it make me feel guilty.Thanks God for giving me a relatively mild weekend (-15 C) which enabled me to get out by ATV and shoot some photos for those beautiful creatures.