Monday, 15 June 2009

Polar bears at Point Barrow, Alaska

Point Barrow is the remote northernmost point of Alaska, a desert region (no rain, no land, no trees) facing the Arctic Ocean. Archaeological evidence dates human habitation by Inupiaq Eskimos in the area from about 500 AD. Its Inupiaq name is Ukpeagvik, meaning “Place Where Owls Are Hunted.”

Snow Owl

Local fauna also includes polar bears, which can be observed in large groups.

The following slide presentation from Slideshare is a collection of bear photos with some extra information about the area.