This photo was taken April 4. Ice was about two-and-a-half feet. Outside Kimmirut at the lake called ‘Iqaluit Iqalliaqvik’.
ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 4-ᒥ. ᓯᑯᖓ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᓇᑉᐸᓪᓗᐊᖓᓂᓗ ᐃᓯᒐᓪᓗᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑭᒻᒥᕈᑦ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᔪᒥ ‘ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᖅᕕᒃ.
This guy has got to be the luckiest hunter alive!
Billy McWilliam was just heading out to start his journey hundreds of miles away from Kugluktuk to try and catch his first polar bear, but Mother Nature had other plans in mind!
He was five minutes away from our house and he runs into this beautiful creature, thinking to himself ‘Oh wow that’s a big white dog … oh no, maybe a wolf?’ He said that he couldn’t believe his eyes.
After he got the bear he came back home to wake me up saying he got his first polar bear, I laughed thinking ‘Wow, in all of the five minutes that you were away, you got yourself a bear.’ I thought he was joking – he wasn’t.
This photo was taken just outside of Kugluktuk where residents spend days sliding with their children.
Congratulations Billy! On your first polar bear and for doing your part to help keep the community safe, who knows where that bear would’ve made its way to if you hadn’t seen it first.
ᐅᓇ ᐊᖑᑦ ᐱᒃᑲᐅᓛᖑᖅᑰᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᑦ!
ᐱᓕ ᒥᒃᐅᐃᓕᐊᒻ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᕼᐊᓐᓇᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᒪᐃᔪᔅᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᓇᓐᓄᒐᓱᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓯᓚ ᐊᓯᐊᓂᒃ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ!
15 ᒥᓂᑦᓂ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑎᒋᔪᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐹᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐆᒥᖓ ᐱᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᒥᑦ, ᐃᒻᒥᓄᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓪᓗᓂ ‘ᐊᔾᔮ, ᐊᖏᔪᐊᓘᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᐅᓪᓗᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᕿᒻᒥᐅᕗᖅ … ᐊᐃᑦᑖ, ᐊᒪᕈᖃᐃ? ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ ᑕᑯᔭᒥᓂᑦ.
ᓇᓐᓄᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒧᑦ ᐅᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᐹᖅᖢᓂᖓ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᓇᓐᓄᖕᓂᖓᓂ, ᐃᒡᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᐃᓱᒪᓪᓗᖓ ‘ᐅᐊᑲᓪᓚᖔ, 5 ᒥᓂᑦᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᑲᒃᑲᕖᑦ, ᓇᓐᓄᒃᐱᑦ.’ ᓴᒡᓗᓇᓱᒋᓚᐅᖅᐸᕋ – ᓴᒡᓗᓚᐅᙱᑦᑐᖅ.
ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᓚᑎᑦᑎᐊᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᓂᑦ ᑎᓱᕋᕐᕕᒋᓲᖓᓐᓂ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᒥᓂᑦ.
ᐅᐱᓐᓇᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᐱᓖ! ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖕᓂ ᓇᓐᓄᒃᑕᕐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑕᐅᓂᕐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ, ᓇᓗᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᓄᖅ ᓇᒧᙵᐅᓇᔭᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᑯᖅᑳᓚᐅᙱᒃᑯᕕᐅᒃ.
Heading back home in June 2018 from fishing derby. My daughter Stacy, my son Jonathan in the front, my mother-in-law Julia and her daughter Nancy. We hardly had any luck with catching fish, but it was good times with family.
ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᑕ ᔫᓂ 2018-ᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐸᓂᒐ ᔅᑕᐃᓯ, ᐃᕐᓂᕋ ᔮᓇᑕᓐ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ, ᓴᑭᒐ ᔪᓕᐊ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᓂᖓ ᓈᓐᓯ. ᐃᖃᓗᓚᐅᙱᑲᓴᒃᐳᒍᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓚᒌᖑᓪᓗᑕ.
Curious Arctic fox.
Photo taken by Sarah Meeko in September near the community of Sanikiluaq.
ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᓯᐊᕋ ᒦᑰᒧᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔫᑉ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᖅ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ.
Beautiful summer evening in Pond Inlet.
ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓐᓄᖓᓂ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ.