I left off yesterday mentioning about Arctic hares changing colours by the season. Such is the case with Arctic foxes.
Display panels accompany displays of taxidermied animals throughout the gallery.
Here we have a snowy owl.
Another look at one of the displays from yesterday. The beluga and narwhal hanging above are lightweight replicas.
The Greenland shark is a resident of cold Arctic waters.
The presence of people in the High Arctic goes back thousands of years, and the presence of indigenous peoples are part of the Arctic Gallery. This artwork is titled Rookery, combining ivory and whale bone.
Unbelievable that these animals can live in such harsh conditions!ReplyDelete
It is amazing these animals live in such a harsh place. I love the foxes and the owl.
Take care, enjoy your day!
Our climate does present its challenges.ReplyDelete
Those garments in the last picture sure do look warm!ReplyDelete
The darkness in winter would be so hard to deal with.ReplyDelete
That owl is beautiful.ReplyDelete
...it's all about adapting.ReplyDelete
The animals adapt so well to the Arctic conditions. What a pity we can't do the same to avoid viruses.ReplyDelete
The owls fascinate me!ReplyDelete
I just realized how fortunate I was to se many of these critters.ReplyDelete
@Italiafinlandia: they are.ReplyDelete
@Ella: they do.
@DJan: they do.
@Sharon: I agree.
@Tom: it is.
@Marie: me too.
@Red: you were lucky.
Sometimes the best part of a museum are the animals. Good shots---love the foxReplyDelete
The animals will always adapt to whatever conditions they live in.ReplyDelete
Crazy they can live there. Nature always finds a way...ReplyDelete
Beautiful place, the arctic, glad I don't live there ~ neat museum photos ^_^ReplyDelete
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Nature is amazing!ReplyDelete
Foxes and owls -- two of my favorites. And that coat looks super warm!ReplyDelete
What a world!ReplyDelete
People can adapt to some degree too, I think. I once saw a video of testing an Inuit's resilience to cold. Let's just say that he lasted longer than expected.
William - animals and people well-adapted to their environment!!! We have snowshoe hares here that change from brown to white, and weasels/ermine as well. Amazing! Happy New Year to you!ReplyDelete
I like that snowy owl.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
@MB: me too.ReplyDelete
@Bill: they do.
@Iris: it does.
@Carol: I'd like to see it.
@Jeanie: it does.
@Anvilcloud: they would be used to it.
@Angie: evolution is fascinating.
@Jan: me too.