Photo Submission by Noel Worden on Apr 10, 2012 - 20:04
About the Shot
This image is a selection from my newest body of work, “Inside The Arctic Circle” which is the result of my six-week excursion to the Canadian Arctic that took place in the summer of 2011. I was a working member of an Environment Canada research team that has been returning to the same base camp at Karrak Lake to study one particular colony of Ross’s and lesser snow geese in the Queen Maud Gulf Bird Sanctuary for 20 years. Research consisted primarily of nest and egg counts to obtain the population ecology of the colony, but also involved the collecting of Ross’s and lesser snow geese in order to thoroughly examine them and get a better idea of the overall condition of the colony. It was while out collecting this data that I was able to photograph this part of the world very few people have ever experienced.
This collection of images represents a time spent in the most remote, isolated place I have every traveled for any amount of time. Every image was happened upon and unstaged. I hope to share with the viewer the sense of surprise and discovery I encountered while capturing each image.