Still Learning To See

Rocks in Iqaluit, Nunavut


Where?! Just a plane ride north to Baffin Island is the small city of Iqaluit. It is the government center of the immense Canadian territory, and it is surrounded by tundra stretching much further than I could ever hope to see, and then some.


The tundra vegetation is up to a couple feet thick in many places and ten thousand years old. Trees are at most a foot high. The colors of fall in the Arctic are impossible!


Rocks are also a formidable part of the landscape. They are laden with various colored minerals, lichen in psychedelic colors, and ground-hugging tundra, all of which together rival the finest colors New England has to offer. The opportunities for this photographer on the two visits I’ve had—thus far—are nothing short of astonishing.


This entry was published on October 17, 2018 at 3:44 pm. It’s filed under Fall colors, John Snell, John Snell Photographer, Rocks, and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Rocks in Iqaluit, Nunavut

  1. So beautiful! Thanks for posting!

  2. Karen Dailey on said:

    Your entries of late have varied geographically, yet are always wonderous and amazing. Thanks for capturing and sharing them with all of us, your appreciative followers!

  3. I’m indebted to you for showing me such wondrous things I would never see on my own. t

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