Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Living In An Inhospitable Land

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. 

And here we have Inuit clothing and accessories derived from caribou.


  1. Unbelievable that these animals can live in such harsh conditions!

  2. Hello,
    It is amazing these animals live in such a harsh place. I love the foxes and the owl.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  3. Our climate does present its challenges.

  4. Those garments in the last picture sure do look warm!

  5. The darkness in winter would be so hard to deal with.

  6. The animals adapt so well to the Arctic conditions. What a pity we can't do the same to avoid viruses.

  7. I just realized how fortunate I was to se many of these critters.

  8. @Italiafinlandia: they are.

    @Ella: they do.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @David: indeed.

    @DJan: they do.

    @RedPat: indeed.

    @Sharon: I agree.

    @Tom: it is.

    @fun60: true.

    @Marie: me too.

    @Red: you were lucky.

  9. Sometimes the best part of a museum are the animals. Good shots---love the fox

  10. The animals will always adapt to whatever conditions they live in.

  11. Crazy they can live there. Nature always finds a way...

  12. Beautiful place, the arctic, glad I don't live there ~ neat museum photos ^_^

    Moment by moment ....

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Foxes and owls -- two of my favorites. And that coat looks super warm!

  14. What a world!
    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.

  15. 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!

  16. I like that snowy owl.

    All the best Jan

  17. @MB: me too.

    @Bill: they do.

    @Iris: it does.

    @Carol: I'd like to see it.

    @Magiceye: definitely.

    @Jeanie: it does.

    @Anvilcloud: they would be used to it.

    @Angie: evolution is fascinating.

    @Jan: me too.