The good thing about sedimentary
rock if you're a nesting bird is that the different layers erode
at different rates so providing you with some useful ledges to
build you nest on and so make it difficult for predators to get
to you. Such is the case on Prince Leopold Island where the idea
has been endorsed by about 100,000 pairs of Black Guillemots,
here are a few of them.
Air temp: +4º C Latitude: 74º 02' N Longitude: 89º 52' 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.