Winner: Kennedy Sigurdson
“We didn’t know the seal was pregnant. Caught on Oct. 28, 2017.
“When my dad went polar bear hunting they only saw and female and a cub so they left them and went seal hunting. There was a lot of ice so my dad was just breaking through the ice looking for seals and they saw one. So Randy shot it and it went back in my water and didn’t come back up. The water was like two feet deep so they we went to go look for it near the shore and found it at the bottom of the water! It was the smallest seal and when they cut it up we found that.”
“ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓚᐅᖏᓐᓇᑦᑕ ᓇᑦᑎᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᓯᖓᐃᓐᓂᕐᒪᑦ. ᓇᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᐅᒃᑑᐸ 28, 2017-ᒥ.
ᑕᐃᓱᒪᓂ ᐊᑖᑕᒐ ᓇᓐᓂᐊᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᓇᑦᑎᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒪᑦ ᓇᑦᑎᐊᕕᓂᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᕿᒪᒃᐸᒃᖢᓂᔪᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᕿᓂᓕᖅᐸᒃᖢᑎᒃ. ᓯᑯᐃᑦ ᐃᕗᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓯᒡᔭᒥ ᓇᑦᑎᖅᓯᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ. ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᑕᑯᒐᒥᒃ ᕌᓐᑎᐅᑉ ᖁᑭᖅᖢᓂᐅᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᑭᕕᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᐃᒃᑲᓐᓂᖏᓱᓂ. ᐃᕗᐊᓂ ᓯᒡᔭᒦᓐᓂᕐᒪᑕ ᓯᑯ 2-ᕖᓪᓗᐊᒥᒃ ᐃᑎᓂᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᕿᓂᕋᓱᐊᓕᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᓯᒡᔭᒧᑦ ᑎᒃᑕᐅᖕᒪᖔᑦ ᐊᓱᐃᓚᒃ ᓇᓂᓪᓗᑎᒍ ᑭᕕᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᖓᓂ! ᓇᑦᑎᑯᓗᒃ ᒥᑭᓐᓂᖅᐹᖅ ᐱᓚᒃᑐᓕᕋᑦᑎᒍ ᑕᑯᒋᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔭᕗᑦ ᐱᓚᒃᑐᓕᖅᖢᑎᒍ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ.”
“Spring in Rankin Inlet. Nothing like catching a young seal with your sibling using harpoons. Photo taken by very happy dad!”
“ᐅᐱᕐᖔᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ. ᖁᕕᐊᓇᕐᓂᖅᐹᖅ ᓇᑦᑎᐊᕕᓂᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᑲᑯᓗᒃᑲ ᐱᖃᑎᒋᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᓈᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᑦᑎᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑕ. ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᕕᓂᖅ ᐅᐱᒍᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᑖᑕᖓᓄᑦ!”
“This was from a year ago right after we pulled out my brother’s snowmobile out of the water that he sunk when he went through thin ice. This nice polar bear showed up and decided to eat seal skin and fat that was caught earlier that day, so my friend and I decided to take a threefie.”
“ᐅᓇ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑭᖑᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᑲᕐᒪ ᖃᒧᑕᐅᔭᖓ ᓄᓱᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᑦ ᑭᕕᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᓯᑯᒃᑯᑦ. ᑖᕙᓃᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐅᓇ ᓇᓄᐊᓐᓄᒃ ᖃᐃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓂᕆᔭᖅᑐᖅᖢᓂ ᕿᓯᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᖅᓱᓕᖕᓂᒃ ᓱᓕ ᓯᒡᔭᒥ ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓚᒃᑕᐅᕋᑖᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ, ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᐱᖃᑎᒋᔭᕋᓗ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᓵᖓᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᐱᖓᓲᓪᓗᑕ.”
“Four year old Leroy Kappi Pallulaaq’s first caribou, caught in August 2017 in Naujaat.”
“ᐅᓇ ᓯᑕᒪᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᒃ ᓖᕈᐃ ᖄᐱᒃ ᐸᓪᓗᓛᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ, ᐋᒋᓯ 2017-ᒥ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ.”
“My grandfather, Louis Autut. He caught this bull just outside of Chesterfield Inlet in September 2017. He had a great big smile when he shot it down.”
“ᐊᑖᑕᑦᑎᐊᕋ ᐅᓇ, ᓗᐃ ᐊᐅᑑᑦ. ᐸᖕᓂᐊᓗᖕᒥᒃ ᑐᒃᑐᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔫᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 2017-ᒥ. ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᖁᖓᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᖁᑭᒋᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᖁᑭᖅᓯᓴᐅᑎᒋᖕᒪᒍ.”