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Traditional Culture and Dog-Sledding in GreenlandTraditional Culture and Dog-Sledding in Greenland
Traditional dog sledding near Uummannaq, Greenland in May 2009. In Eastern and Northern Greenland the dogsled continues to play an important role today as a means of transport for fishermen and hunters, as it has done for several thousand years. Recent comparison can be made to the total lack of sea ice throughout the winter of 2005. This example of localized climate variation variation incurs positive and negative impacts on the community of Uummannaq.
Dog sledding on sea ice in Greenland (video)
Dogs on sea ice, Greenland
Dog sled team on sea ice
Dog sledding on sea ice, Greenland
Dog sled team at rest on sea ice
Fishing hole in the ice, Greenland
Dog sled team at rest on sea ice
Dog sled team on sea ice
Puppies for future dog sledding, Greenland
Preparing dogs for crossing sea ice
Heading out for seal hunting
Dogsledding near Uummannaq, Greenland, May 2009