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Montezuma Castle
A single lightning strike over a mountain top cross.
Cows enjoying a slower life in the Dolomite mountains of Italy.
Baffling Mt. Thor
A fawn days after birth staying low to avoid predators.
A Forbidden Area.
A new house!
Great White Shark
Secret Vista
Vermont's "Big Box" Store
Hidarib women in Sawa, Eritrea.
Red Dunes
Goggling at Mt. Asgard
A cat while in Africa.
Field of Dreams
Spreading Springtime
Club Marquettes Gala
City Swim
Lunch Time
12th Annual Photo Contest
Secret Vista

Not many of you know that my most recent photo-adventure tour took me to the Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. Baffin Island is located in the Canadian Arctic. I trekked in the Auyuittug National Park for 2 weeks and for the whole time I was the only human there. Auyuittug in the local Inuit language means: land that never melts. There is a reason for that During these 2 weeks I hiked from the edge of the sea to the middle of the island covered by the ice cap. My 200km route allowed me to venture through a gigantic valley surrounded by monumental peaks with world largest vertical granite cliffs. While witnessing the arctic landscape change from fall to winter, I also experienced the most impressive aurora displays I have ever seen. This photo that I called “Secret Vista” is somewhat special to me because it marks a half way of my trek. I took it at the edge of the glacier, which I explored for 5 days plowing my way through 30 centimeters of snow. As soon as I stepped off the glacier I turned around and noticed few glacier caves. I decided to explore one of them. The moment I entered it, I noticed that the icy cold interior of the cave itself perfectly complemented the warm, soft evening light of the mountain view outside.

TAGS: Canada, Glacier

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Vancouver, Canada
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Photo of the Day: 12.12.14
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© Artur Stanisz.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2014
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 24, 2014, 12:17 a.m.
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