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.

SIKU ajorpoq - a photo exhibition from Greenland

© Ragnar Axelsson & Carsten Egevang