Arctic Circle and North Pole Picture Gallery

Arctic Circle and North Pole Pictures: Polar Bear and Cub
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Standing by a kayak used for hunting and transportation, an Eskimo toddler looks forward to hunting with his father on Alaska's Bering Sea.

Though the Arctic peoples of Canada and Greenland generally prefer the term Inuit, those living in Alaska prefer Eskimo. The Eskimo use harpoons to kill seals, which they hunt from skin-covered, one-person kayaks, like the one shown above.

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Photo gallery by Chelsea Lane-Miller
Photograph courtesy National Marine Fisheries Service
 
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