Posts in 2018 Ivakkak Photo Blog

The Teams Depart Quaqtaq

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The weather has finally improved enough for the racers to leave for the final leg of the race. The teams will be traveling approximately 70KM today where they will be camping at a remote checkpoint for the night.

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A days rest in Quaqtaq

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The race is on hold for today to allow time for the mushers and their dogs to regain energy after the tough couple of days. This didn’t mean that nothing was happening today though! Various meetings were held between Officials,…

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Welcoming feast in Quaqtaq

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The Teams and Support crews were treated with a community feast hosted by Quaqtaq. There was lots happening, a feast wouldn’t be a feast with lots of food to go around of course, but that wasn’t all. There were many…

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Mushers make it to Quaqtaq after a tough stretch

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The ride from Kangirsuk to Quaqtaq was a tough one. High winds and blizzard conditions made for slow traveling, despite this the teams were able to cover some great ground. After this tough stretch the Mushers and their dogs along…

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The Final Stretch before Quaqtaq

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After a long day with high winds, the weather finally improved overnight bringing much needed calmer weather. The Teams along with the support crews woke up to beautiful clear skies. Due to some teams arriving as late as 2 AM,…

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The Ivakkak race teams left Kangirsuk

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The teams have left Kangirsuk after a three-day layover caused by bad weather. They are racing towards Kivinilik, a 72 kilometre stretch. There was an encouraging, cheering crowd for their departure this morning, including former Ivakkak participant Minnie Ningiuruvik. Laly…

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A busy day in Kangirsuk

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Despite being stuck in town today, the entire Ivakkak grew was keeping real busy. Whether it was tending to the dogs, or making repairs to their machines everyone had something to get done. The support crew was very busy at…

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Full days rest in Kangirsuk

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Pierre Dunnigan

Ivakkak Official Photographer at Ivakkak
I fell in love with the North a long time ago, for the snow and some skiing in the mountains.And then, for the light and the beautiful landscapes; and I kept coming back for the warm friendship of its inhabitants and the feeling of freedom while traveling on the land.

As a photographer, I learned to read the light! I am always on the lookout for its magic, in colors, in patterns, in its contrasts; my goal is to bring a reflection on the beauty of nature and its inhabitants; my challenge is to show space and motion;my vision is that « light is always there »!

This will be my ninth participation as Ivakkak's photographer.

I hope you enjoy my pictures, I will post the images I like the most.
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Today was a bright clear sunny day, but windy and crispy cold except for the dogs, they seems to be sheltered from the wind in the little valley near the bridge  they rest and soak up the sunshine. Musher Sandy…

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Wed March 21 arrival in Nuluaqtalik

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Here are some shots from the time spent at Nulaqtalik, The area is known for good fishing, another plus for this particular area is that a cabin was available to house the Officials, making it a good first camp stop…

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The teams arrive in Kangirsuk

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The mushers were welcomed by a nice crowd in Kangirsuk today. The weather today made for some good traveling for the teams taking on average about 5 hours for most of the teams to make the trip from Naluaktalik to…

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The teams make it into Aupaluk

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The teams made good time today, all teams made it safety into Aupaluk. Willie Cain JR, and his team made it into town first, followed by Etua Lucassie’s team. Official times will be posted once all times have been verified,…

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