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Into the Dark
Raging Sky
Heading for Open Water
Danger Ahead
Iceberg or Asteriod?
Two Whales
Shining over the icy valley
Polar bear resting on an iceberg off Cape Mercy
Flying over Tunu, Greenland
Greenland Aerial view
Land in space
Muskox out in the Cold
Fishermen in the mist at the Ilulissat Icefjord
Camp in northwest Greenland
Icebergs near Thule
Low clouds over a glacier
"Dusk" near Thule Air Force Base
The two suns
The sea of Ice in Northern Greenland
Woman reading on a bench
Calving Iceberg Greenland
Colorful sharpness of the village of Ilulissat, Greenland
In Search of Silence - A Morning in Greenland
17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Muskox out in the Cold

In Jameson Land, north-west of Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland is prime hunting territory for muskoxen. As the largest member of the goat and sheep family, the muskox is a living relic from a prehistoric age when they walked the earth with woolly mammoths and sabre tooth cats. During the year, dominant males engage in elaborate head-butting contests to determine possession of a herd.

TAGS: Animal, Greenland, Ice, Movement, Nature

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© Danie Ferreira.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2019
Total Views: 1809
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: July 3, 2019, 1:27 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D850
Focal Length: 600mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2500
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland