In the summer the musk oxen come
down to the valleys where they live in wet areas such as this by
preference feeding on succulent and nutritious grasses to build
up their reserves for the winter. In the winter months, they
move to higher altitudes so they don't have to dig through deep
snow to reach their main winter food of dwarf willow.
Air temp: +3º C Latitude: 74º 30' N Longitude: 83º 31' W
These are pictures
from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute
Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward.
Pentax digital equipment.