An Arctic wolf protects her pup outside their den on Canada's Ellesmere Island. Wolves born into High Arctic packs have a precarious life ahead of them if they are to grow big enough to survive their first winter. The scarcity of prey on the tundra means wolf packs in the High Arctic are smaller here than they are further south.
Snoozing arctic hare (Lepus arcticus) in summer pelage, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, High Arctic Canada: Wayne Lynch, Canada: Arctic & Antarctic photographs, pictures & images from Bryan & Cherry Alexander Photography.
Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus). Photo by Janice Laurencelle.Circumpolar - Arctic regions of the old and new worlds. In North America, Snowy Owls breed in the western Aleutian Islands, and from northern Alaska, northern Yukon, and Prince Patrick and northern Ellesmere islands south to coastal western Alaska, northern Mackenzie, southern Keewatin, extreme northeastern Manitoba, Southampton and Belcher islands, northern Quebec and northern Labrador.