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Lemmings, Seals, Bunnies, etc. from Greenland and Arctic Canada

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by bobhoge, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. I'll add some photos here of some of the other animals we saw on our trip to Greenland and Arctic Canada.

    A Seal (Now where is the Polar Bear that wants to eat it??)
    NIKON D300    ---    400mm    f/10.0    1/400s    ISO 200

    A Northern Collared Lemming:
    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/125s    ISO 560

    An Arctic Hare - I believe this is a juvenile, the adults are all white and can be quite large, up to 32 pounds :eek:  that's a lot of bunny!
    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/9.0    1/320s    ISO 200

    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/9.0    1/320s    ISO 200

    This is as close to seeing a Musk-Ox as we got.
    NIKON D300    ---    30mm    f/3.8    1/60s    ISO 200

    We did have one for lunch the first day in Greenland before boarding the ship:biggrin:. A Musk-Ox burger tastes just like beef!

    For the record we also saw a couple of Fin Whales while crossing from Greenland to Baffin Island. Also lots of whale bones on various beaches:

    Bob & Nan
  2. tgrove


    Apr 6, 2008
    jupiter florida
    that bone is huge! was that the skull?
  3. Hi Terry,

    Yes, that is the skull of a whale, just not sure what species. It is broken up quite a bit, the round hole is where the backbone attached. The flat part toward you is the top of the skull and the upper part of the jaw would extend down from the two point sticking in the ground. The lower jawbones would have attached to the "arm" sticking out to the left and a missing "arm" toward the right.

    Here is a complete skeleton from another trip:
    NIKON D300    ---    18mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    Hope this helps,
    Bob & Nan
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