NUNAVIK / by Marcel Mueller


Nunavik, Nunavut, the Polar Circle, The Great North .. 
What is and where is this place? 

     Nunavik is most northern, secluded, and indigenous region of Quebec. An isolated arctic tundra landscape submerged in a rich lush miniature flora, where the Inuit have settled and made their home from the beginning of mankind. Here time and scope have no limits. 
The desert of Libya, Namibia and Yemen spread wide, the endless rolling hills of South East Asia's golden triangle are dense, and the mighty Himalayan tibetan plateau is far and desolate. Nunavik offers vastness and a feeling of infinite space, truly something I had never encountered, in all my travels.
A photographic journey summoned me to the 58 parallel to document the great caribou migration. 400,000 +/- heads drifting southwards in sync with their environment and seasons. I saw only two, and was too far to get a decent shot. Unfortunately are federal laws stills enable hunters the rights to shoot and kill up to two bucks per licence. Potentially making this endangered species at risk.
And despite a certain disappointment to see more, my last few days I discovered along the shores of Ungava Bay….the Muskox.