2018 Amazing Land Stories of the Year

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Here are the top photos from Nunavut News‘ 2018 Amazing On the Land Photo Stories Contest, as selected from our weekly winners!
The runaway favourite and winner of the 2018 photo of the year was Doreen Tiktaq Niego’s bumblebee-spoiled family photo with over 1,000 likes over the two-week break.

PHOTO OF THE YEAR WINNER:
Doreen Tiktaq Niego
Baker Lake
Here’s a great photo of our family that was ruined by a bumblebee. During the spring time we were heading out to camp and decided to take a family picture but heard a bumblebee. The camera was on self-timer.

ᐊᔾᔨᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᓛᖑᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ:
ᑑᕇᓐ ᑎᒃᑖᖅ ᓇᐃᒍ
ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᒥᐅᖅ
ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᓂᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅᒥᒃ ᐃᓚᒌᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᓯᒋᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐸᒡᕕᓴᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᕋᑦᑕ ᐃᒍᑦᑕᕐᔪᐊᒧᑦ. ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᐱᕐᖔᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᒥ ᑐᐱᖅᓯᒪᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᑕᐅᑦᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᑐᓴᓚᐅᕋᒪ ᐃᒍᑦᑕᐅᕙᓗᒃᑐᒥᒃ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕈᑎ ᐃᒻᒥᒃᑰᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᓯᒋᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ.

 

Gina Panigayak
Taloyoak
Drying my first polar bear hide inside during winter, in 2014. Caught this bear outside my house in Taloyoak.

ᔩᓇ ᐸᓂᒐᔭᖅ
ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᖅ
ᐸᓂᖅᓰᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᖓ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᓇᓐᓄᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᑕᒪ ᒪᒥᕋᖓᓂᒃ ᐃᒡᓘᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ, 2014-ᒥ. ᐅᓇ ᓇᓐᓄᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᐃᒡᓗᒪ ᓯᓚᑎᑦᑎᐊᖓᓂ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᒥ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Kalluk<br /> Resolute Bay<br /> The day started off slow, no bears, few tracks, travelled more than half the day, finally spotted a bear in the distance, checked out the bear only to see it was a 6 1/2 foot bear. Set up camp disappointed no bear today I guess was in my mind. Decided to look through the binoculars a last time before going off to sleep to find a boar and a sow. In the event of the hunt got this great picture.

Jamie Kalluk
Resolute Bay
The day started off slow, no bears, few tracks, travelled more than half the day, finally spotted a bear in the distance, checked out the bear only to see it was a 6 1/2 foot bear. Set up camp disappointed no bear today I guess was in my mind. Decided to look through the binoculars a last time before going off to sleep to find a boar and a sow. In the event of the hunt got this great picture.

ᔩᒥ ᑲᓪᓗᒃ
ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᒥᐅᖅ
ᐅᓪᓗᖅ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᐱᒋᐊᑲᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᓱᒃᑲᐃᓱᓂ, ᓇᓄᖃᔮᖏ, ᑐᒥᖃᐅᖅᑑᒐᓗᐊᖅ, ᐃᖏᕐᕋᐃᓐᓇᖅᖢᑕ ᐅᓪᓗᓕᒫᑉ ᓇᑉᐸᖓᓂᒃ, ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᓇᓄᕐᒥᒃ ᑕᑯᑕᐃᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒥ, ᕿᖑᒥᒐᖅᖢᒍ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᓇᐃᓗᐊᖅᑐᖅ 6 ½ ᕕᑦᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ. ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᑕᖕᒫᖅᑐᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᑖᕈᓱᒃᖢᑕ ᓇᓂᓯᖏᓐᓇᑦᑕ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᓪᓗᖓ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ. ᕿᒥᕈᓇᓱᐊᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖓ ᕿᖑᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑖᕗᖓ ᑭᒡᓕᖓᓄᑦ ᓯᓂᒐᓱᐊᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᓐᓂᓂ ᑰᒃᑰᓯᒥᒃ ᐊᕐᓇᖅᐸᖓᓂᒃᓗ ᑕᑯᓪᓗᖓ. ᖃᖓᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᖢᓂ ᓱᖏᖢᓂ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᐱᐅᓗᖑᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ.

 

Winner:<br /> Jessica Tinashlu<br /> Naujaat<br /> My husband and his hunting buddy went polar bear hunting over the long weekend and came across this iceberg, and a polar bear was running away and the cub is climbing up the iceberg. This was 116 miles north of Naujaat.

Jessica Tinashlu
Naujaat
My husband and his hunting buddy went polar bear hunting over the long weekend and came across this iceberg and a polar bear was running away and the cub is climbing up the iceberg. This was 116 miles north of Naujaat.

ᔨᓯᑲ ᑎᓇᓪᖢᒃ
ᓇᐅᔮᒥᐅᖅ
ᐊᐃᑉᐸᕋ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖃᑎᒋᕙᒃᑕᖓᓗ ᓇᓄᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᐊᓂ ᐊᖅᑯᓵᖅᓯᓐᓂᕐᒪᑕ ᐆᒥᖓ ᐱᖃᓗᔭᒥᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓄᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐸᖓᓚᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᑖᕗᖓᖔᖅ ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃᓕ ᓇᓄᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᒪᔪᕋᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᖃᓗᔭᒃᒧᑦ ᓇᒃᑐᕋᓕᕈᓗᐊᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ. ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᑖᓐᓇ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ 116 ᒪᐃᓕᓂᒃ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᖔᖓᓂ.

 

Kublu Kublu
Pond Inlet
This photo was taken near Pond Inlet, June 29, 2018. Seal wouldn’t go down so I took a selfie with it.

ᑯᑉᓗ ᑯᑉᓗ
ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ
ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ, ᔫᓂ 29, 2018-ᒥ. ᓇᑦᑎᖅ ᐊᖅᑲᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖃᑎᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ.