Filming our the window on our aerial tour in Norman Wells. Photo by Ryan Bray.
The view in the other side of the mountain range from Canoe North Adventures lodge. Beautiful. Photo by Ryan Bray.
The Mackenzie River flows past Norman Wells as we get some air. Photo by Ryan Bray.
With client/pilot Kevin Elwood, and his son and nephew, after our chance encounter in Norman Wells. Photo by Ryan Bray.
Kevin fueling up. Photo by Ryan Bray.
With long-time friend Lin Ward at her and Al Pace's fantastic Canoe North Adventures lodge in Norman Wells. Photo by Ryan Bray.
Nice to see Lin Ward again, and really nice to see their lodge for the first time! Been hearing about it for years. Photo by Ryan Bray.
Portrait of Lin.
Looking past Iqaluit to Frobisher Bay. Lots of ice hanging around.
The curved roof of the new airport building that is under construction.
Sun setting over a dirt road that leads a little ways out of town.
Looking back at Iqaluit from the hill next Apex.
The sun is setting again, but barely.
Canoe parked, with Iqaluit in the background.
CBC interview in Iqaluit.
Kevin Kablutsiak chatted with Ryan and I for CBC radio.
Overlooking Frobisher Bay from Apex, behind Iqauit.
A freezing painting session, but a great view.
Painting a lovely stream, a drive and a hike away from Iqaluit.
Elevated view over Frobisher Bay behind Iqauit.
Hiking a pretty stream behind Iqaluit.
Kayaking through the ice outside of Iqaluit with Arctic Kingdom (http://arctickingdom.com).
Paddling through great ice formations outside of Iqaluit with Arctic Kingdom (http://arctickingdom.com).
Painting from an island we kayaked out to.
Painting in the fresh Arctic air.
Fog engulfs me upon our arrival in Rankin Inlet.
Sunset over Rankin Inlet on our first evening here.
Ryan filming in the fog.
Rankin Inlet's showpiece in the centre of town.
A wonderful treat to reconnect with Page Burt, owner of Nanuq Lodge (http://www.nanuqlodge.com). Page was in my Into The Arctic II film, when I traveled to Bathurst Inlet before going to Wilberforce Falls.
Looking out to Hudson's Bay.
Ryan filming the community.
Ryan and I getting some establishing shots around Rankin Inlet upon our arrival. Thanks Page Burt for drving us around and showing us some views!
The large old beacon used by ships way back.
Old buildings past the edge of Rankin Inlet.
Looking over Hudson Bay from the edge of Rankin Inlet.
Cabins with a view...
Sketching an old boat along the shores of Hudson Bay at the edge fo Rankin Inlet.
The old boat I sketched. Started out clear, then I was completely engulfed by the fog, Then it cleared up again for our hike back.
A brief moment of light pokes through to light up the scene.
Stop in at Coral Harbour on our way to Naujaat (formerly Rankin Inlet).
Ice choking Hudson Bay along the path we're supposed to use by boat to get to Ukkusilsalik National Park.
Spectacular sky on the evening of our arrival in Naujaaat.
Evening colours in Naujaaat.
Ryan hiking back up the hill with camera gear on shoulder. We were running around trying to capture all the incredible colour.
Sun catches a couple of Naujaat homes.
Parked the camera along the edge of Hudson Bay to film a time lapse of the setting sun...
... alomst lost camera when the tides came up!
A bit of drama in the sky over Nuajaat.
Past and present. Old stone circle in foreground contrast a cabin in the background.
Distant view of Naujaat, with fuel tanker, that finally made it in despite the plentiful ice.
Panoramic view of Naujaat from the south end of town.
Hudson Bay waves.
The sun catches Bowhead whales bones, local Naujaat landmark.
Sketching Bowhead whale bones near Naujaat.
Great shapes of the Bowhead whale bones.
Graphite and paper: tools to bring back memories with.
Bowhead whale sketch.
Ice in the distance keeping us from boating to Ukkusiksalik National Park.
A valley at the end of the road behind Naujaat shrouded in mist.
Painting Hudson Bay behind Naujaat on a gorgeous evening. Photo by Ryan Bray.
Painting a view to Hudson Bay from behind Naujaat on a fine Arctic summer evening. Thanks Ryan Bray for his great shot!
Portrait of David Tuktudjeuk.
With "captain" David as we plied the waters of Hudson Bay near Naujaat.
2 of the 3 amazing polar bears that Ryan and I filmed a few days ago at Harbour Island outside of Naujaat. What a treat!
David and I studying early whaler carvings in the rock.
Harbour Islands, south of Naujaat.
David and I studying the carvings in the stone.
One of several carvings, made around 1912-1923, from. Most seemed to have names of the ships, dates etc.
More carvings in the rocsk.
Fascinating human skull we came across while looking for old whaler graves.
Sketching old whaler's graves we found at the Harbour Islands.What a final resting place, complete with a view and lots of fresh Arcric air.
Two graves from over a century ago sit atop one of the islands.
Weathered writing the wooden head stone.
Painting the remnants of early arctic explorer John Rae's stone house from around 1850, tucked away on the land west of Naujaat.
Early arctic explorer John Rae's stone house from around 1850.
Arctic explorer John Rae's stone house from around 1850 tucked in a slight valley.
Window detail of John Rae's old stone house.
Old interpretive panel describing early explorer John Rae's stone house from around 1850.
A beautiful view of Hudson Bay hiking back to the boat after painting arctic explorer's John Rae old stone house. A small zodiac awaits us at the shore.
Stopped back in to Rankin Inlet on our way to Iqaluit.
Golf green behind Rankin Inlet that locals made.
Great view overlooking Hudson Bay way behind Rankin Inlet hat I painted.
Painting with Page Burt's beautiful dog Frosty.
Frosty and I working hard.
A bird's eye view of some of the cliffs during our approach to Arctic Bay.
Overlooking Arctic Bay.
Mountains loom over the community.
The road that leads out of Arctic Bay to the Victor Bay on the other side.
Victor Bay and the red mountains.
Sun getting low at Victor Bay.
Ocean waves crashing.
Richly coloured mountain on the other side of Victor Bay.
Painting Victor Bay at 1am.
About 1 am and the clouds are starting to light up.
Winds tear a lone cloud like cotton.
Fiery clouds over Victor Bay.
Historic home in the foreground from early inhabitants of Arctic Bay.
Getting close to my painting spot.
Arctic Bay guide Leo and I have a close look at the sheer wal of richly coloured rock.
Stunning cliffs of Arctic Bay up close and personal.
Spectacular 600 foot high cliffs just outside of Arctic Bay loom over me.
View from my painting spot.
Light catching the cliffs.
Carefully hovering my Sony FS7 above the salt water with a 10mm wide lens to capture the details of the magestic wall in 4K.
Leaving the cliffs.
Down the bay we found more stunning cliffs.
Rocks and mountains.
Dramaticllay angled mountain in Adams Sound.
Close up of the angled mountain deep in Adams Sound.
A bit of light left.
Ryan carrying the camera past a big rock.
Late light pull sour the texture often rounded beach rocks.
Waterfall and pool at the back of Adams Sound.
Beautiful pool and waterfall.
Sketch done. Walking back to the boat.
Filming the last bit of the day's sun.
Sublime midnight light caught this little iceberg last night as we explored Adam Sound at the doorstep of Arctic Bay.
Heading to Beechey Island, with Cornwallis Island in the background.
Guide Randy Nungaq at the helm as we head east from Resolute Bay.
Portrait of Randy.
Approaching Cape Hotham, SE corner of Cornwallis Island.
Found a colourful iceberg near Cape Hotham. Great for a composition!
Light came out briefly and played with the iceberg.
Light, flight and ice.
Sketching near Cape Hotham from a very rocky boat on the south east corner of Cornwallis Island.
AY Jackson sketched Cape Hotham in 1930 while on the Beothic supply ship with Frederick Banting. So great to connect with Canadian art history while in the Arctic!
Putting finishing touches on my sketch of Cape Hotham and the iceberg.
A wet and rough ride across Wellington Channel to Beechey Island with Randy Nungaq.
Looking out form Beechey Island.
The sky lit up after our arrival.
Parking spot for the evening with an incredible light show.
On the shores of Devon Island, at the back of Erebus Bay across from Beechey Island, the sky lit up transforming the greyness that we boated in under.
As tired as I was, I had to keep exploring the light.
Beechey Island, from a view I sketched a easy up the mountain.
A spark of colour.
Ryans filming at the graves of Franklin's men on Beechey Island.
Cairn at Beechey Island.
Stones arranged on the land 170 years ago.
Ryan filming the head stones at Beechey Island.
Evening light catches the Franklin expedition graves at the Beechey Island.
A lonely place to be buried.
Colourful clouds over Beechey.
Dramatic grey cliffs turn rich orange with the help of the setting sun.
Fog bank moves in over Beechey.
Leaving Beechy Island and moving on.