SIKU ajorpoq - a photo exhibition from Greenland

© Ragnar Axelsson & Carsten Egevang

The Sea Ice

Nowadays, the amount of sea ice is diminishing in the Arctic. Increasing sea surface temperatures result in less ice and the periods where the sea is ice-covered are becoming shorter. The “dead periods” – i.e. the periods where the sea is covered with a thin layer of ice impeding dog sledging and access with a boat – are extended every season. The hunters are thus stuck on land without access to the hunting grounds.