An Arctic wolf protects her pup outside their den on Canada's Ellesmere Island. Wolves born into High Arctic packs have a precarious life ahead of them if they are to grow big enough to survive their first winter. The scarcity of prey on the tundra means wolf packs in the High Arctic are smaller here than they are further south.

An Arctic wolf protects her pup outside their den on Canada's Ellesmere Island. Wolves born into High Arctic packs have a precarious life ahead of them if they are to grow big enough to survive their first winter. The scarcity of prey on the tundra means wolf packs in the High Arctic are smaller here than they are further south.

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A picture of the Arctic from Ellesmere Island expedition. Eddie Bauer Be First.

A picture of the Arctic from Ellesmere Island expedition. Eddie Bauer Be First.

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Quttinirpaaq National Park Canada's most northern national park - Ellesmere Island

Quttinirpaaq National Park Canada's most northern national park - Ellesmere Island

Ellesmere Island Tourism, Canada - Next Trip Tourism

Ellesmere Island Tourism, Canada - Next Trip Tourism

Ellesmere Island Tourism, Canada - Next Trip Tourism

Ellesmere Island Tourism, Canada - Next Trip Tourism

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Peary Caribou (Rangifer tarandus pearyi) running, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada
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Sea ice near Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, imaged by Envisat.
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Nunavut Facts: Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. (Northernmost Canada). Via Wikipedia.org info.

Nunavut Facts: Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. (Northernmost Canada). Via Wikipedia.org info.

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Ellesmere Island (Inuit: Umingmak Nuna, meaning "land of Muskox") is part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Lying within the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, it is considered part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, with Cape Columbia being the most northerly point of land in Canada. It comprises an area of 196,235 km2 (75,767 sq mi) and the total length of the island is 830 kilometres (520 mi), making it the world's tenth largest island and Canada's third largest…

Ellesmere Island (Inuit: Umingmak Nuna, meaning "land of Muskox") is part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Lying within the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, it is considered part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, with Cape Columbia being the most northerly point of land in Canada. It comprises an area of 196,235 km2 (75,767 sq mi) and the total length of the island is 830 kilometres (520 mi), making it the world's tenth largest island and Canada's third largest…

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