As you can see from our pictures, Kangerlussuaq has an absolutely stunning landscape that is dominated by low elevation mountain ridges and ponds and lakes. Of course there is the giant ice sheet too, the second largest in the world. Only a few species of mammals reside here in this harsh environment, and we see quite a few of them on the way to and from our field sites. Yesterday we spotted five muskox, including a youngster,
and even an arctic hare, right next to the ice sheet.
We are keeping our eyes out for the elusive arctic fox, and that will complete the checklist of mammals around Kangerlussuaq.
PS. Kaitlin, Laura, Gifford, Simone, Mary, and Ross arrive in less than 3 hours!