Arctic Visions: Pictures from a Vanished World : In the 1960s, celebrated photographer Fred Bruemmer moved to the Arctic to capture its majestic beauty and rare culture, showcasing intimate moments he spent with the native peoples living, hunting, and surviving in an environment of almost unimaginable harshness. His images focused on the people, animals, and landscape, highlighting daily activities like fishing and igloo building that meant death or survival. These gorgeous images, which have helped define this remote region as we think of it today, document a world before dog sleds were replaced by snowmobiles, harpoons by rifles, and igloos by houses. With Arctic shrinkage, a consequence of melting glaciers and other ice structures, a potentially apocalyptic rise in sea levels may occur worldwide. Arctic Visions invites readers to experience a past that has become almost mythological, and one that soon may be hard to believe ever existed.
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