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Life and culture in Uummannaq, GreenlandLife and culture in Uummannaq, Greenland
The small island of Uummannaq lies on the west coast of Greenland, a land mass where 80% of the land is covered by an ice sheet that in some places reaches up to 4km thick. Local Inuit residents rely very strongly on traditional hunting and fishing. Recent studies show that global warming is causing Greenland's ice cover to melt rapidly, which could have very serious implications not only for the local population but also for the world as a whole areas, as there are changes in sea levels, ocean currents and sea ice coverage.
Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) head in Greenland
Ikerasak village, Uummannaq Bay, Greenland
Dogs sleds in Ikerasak village, Uummannaq Bay, Greenland
Ikerasak village, Uummannaq Bay, Greenland
Boats in Port, Uumannaq, Greenland
Dogsled team at dusk
Clouds over peaks in Uummannaq, Greenland
Dogsled team at dusk, Uummannaq
Dusk over peak
Afternoon sun over Uummannaq