Hunting
 
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A hunter from Ittoqqortoormiit is heading back to town with the ultimate game – an adult male polar bear.

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Photographer: CEg Date: May 2009 Image ID: CEG_9355
Location: Ittoqqortoormiit    Original format: Digital, RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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At Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island Narwhale and Baluga is hunted throughout spring.

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Photographer: CEg Date: March 2008 Image ID: CEG_2003
Location: Qeqertarsuaq    Original format: Digital, RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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No hunted animal is been more important than the seal. The methods of catching and hunting are multiple. Here is a net set under the ice used.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Maj 2009 Image ID: CEg_3228
Location: Ittoqqortoormiit    Original format: Digital, Canon RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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No hunted animal is been more important than the seal. After catching the animal it needs to be skinned.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Maj 2009 Image ID: CEG_7449
Location: Ittoqqortoormiit    Original format: Digital, Canon RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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No hunted animal is been more important than the seal. In the spring the ringed seal stays on the ice and hunders dress in white and sneak up on the animal.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Maj 2009 Image ID: CEG_8028
Location: Ittoqqortoormiit    Original format: Digital, Canon RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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No hunted animal is been more important than the seal. The methods of catching and hunting are multiple. Here hunting from small dingies.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Maj 2007 Image ID: CEg_9888
Location: Ilulissat    Original format: Digital, jpg 3504 x 2336 pixels
 

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At Ittoqqortoormiit it is possible for tourists to hunt for seals the Inuit way. The tourist participates in all the elements of the hunt; from dog sledging to skinning the shot animal.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Maj 2009 Image ID: CEG_7874
Location: Ittoqqortoormiit    Original format: Digital, Canon RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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Photographer: OGJ Date: Sep. 2005 Image ID: OGJ_0019_2
Location: Tasiilaq    Original format: Digital, Tiff 2464 x 1648 pixels
 

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The traditional greenland kayak is is rarely used for hunting today in Areenland. An exception is in the Thule area where kayak is used for narwhale and seal hunting.

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Photographer: KrL Date: Sep. 2005 Image ID: KrL_1041
Location: Thule    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Whale hunting is still practiced widely in Greenland. When one of the large whale species is killed it means meat in huge amounts.

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Photographer: FeU Date: Aug. 2005 Image ID: FeU_0187
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3504 x 2336 pixels
 

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The Brünnich's guillemot (Uria lomvia) is the most important game bird species in Greenland.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Okt. 2005 Image ID: IMG_2713
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, Canon RAW 3504 x 2336 pixels
 

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Professional reindeer hunters in Nuuk.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Oct. 2009 Image ID: FeU_4797
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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Annually app. 2.000 harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) are killed in Greenland. Most are shot but some are also caught in net.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Okt. 2003 Image ID: marsvin_2159
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Hare hunting is a popular sparetime activity in Greenland.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Februar 2008 Image ID: CEG_6572
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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It's not allowed to shot humpback whale in Greenland but this individual were seen entangled in fishing gear and injured - so it was killed.

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Photographer: FeU Date: Aug. 2005 Image ID: FeU_5110
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3504 x 2336 pixels
 

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Egg for sale at the open market in Nuuk.

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Photographer: OGJ Date: Maj 2006 Image ID: CEg_7292
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, Canon Raw 3504 x 2336 pixels
 

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The kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) is popular for consumption in Greenland and annually app. 40.000 is shot. The kittiwake population in Greenland has decreased over the last decades.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Sep. 2003 Image ID: ride_1197
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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The Brünnich's guillemot (Uria lomvia) is the most important game bird species in Greenland. Annually app. 200.000 birds are shot during October to February. The wintering guillemots in West Greenland originate from Canada, Iceland, Svalbard, Greenland and even Russia.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Okt. 2003 Image ID: lomvie_2204
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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The polar bear is a much searched for hunting item in Greenland.

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Photographer: CEg Date: May 2009 Image ID: CEG_7202
Location: Ittoqqortoormiit    Original format: Digital, RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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By robbing a stick against the ice edge the hunter hopes to attract curious animals.
 
Photographer: CEg Date: May 2009 Image ID: CEG_8271
Location: Ittoqqortoormiit    Original format: Digital, RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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Walrus at the local marked in Nuuk is a rare sight.
 
Photographer: CEg Date: Feb. 2008 Image ID: CEg_5120
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digitalt, Canon Raw 3504 x 2336 pixels
 

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Common eider at the local marked in Nuuk.
 
Photographer: CEg Date: Jan. 2007 Image ID: CEg_9772
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, Canon Raw 3504 x 2336 pixels
 

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King eider on the local marked in Nuuk.
 
Photographer: CEg Date: Jan. 2008 Image ID: CEg_0528
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, Canon Raw 3504 x 2336 pixels
 

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Harp seal on the local marked in Nuuk.
 
Photographer: CEg Date: Sep. 2007 Image ID: CEG_5587
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, Canon Raw 3504 x 2336 pixels
 

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The end of a traditional harpoon.
 
Photographer: CEg Date: Nov. 2003 Image ID: IMG_4491
Location: Ittoqqortoormiit    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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A large hooded seal has just arrived at the local open market in Nuuk. The male of a hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) may weigh as much as 400 kg and annually 6-7.000 animals are shot in Greenland.

 
Photographer: CEg Date: Sep. 2004 Image ID: klapmyds_4739
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Balugas are hunted in the northern parts of West Greenland.
 
Photographer: KrL Date: Nov. 2005 Image ID: KrL_7068
Location: Uummaanaaq    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Skinned seals.
 
Photographer: CEg Date: Nov. 2005 Image ID: KrL_0062
Location: Uummaanaaq    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Plaices are needed when hunting seals from small dinghies.
 
Photographer: CEg Date: Maj 2004 Image ID: fangst_1965
Location: Godthåbsfjorden    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Seal hunting in the drift ice close to Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund).
 
Photographer: CEg Date: Nov. 2003 Image ID: fangst_4671
Location: Ittoqqortoormiit    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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All ready for reindeer (caribou) hunting.

 
Photographer: CEg Date: Sep. 2004 Image ID: fangst_4034
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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The local hunting officer on his way back to Nuuk.
 
Photographer: CEg Date: Sep. 2004 Image ID: jagtbetjent_4623
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Seal head at the open market in Nuuk.
 
Photographer: CEg Date: Juni 2004 Image ID: sael_3545
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Photographer: CEg Date: Marts 2005 Image ID: IMG_2492
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3543 x 2362 pixels
 

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Photographer: ASH Date: April 2005 Image ID: ASH_1115
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, Canon RAW 3543 x 2362 pixels
 

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Dried blubber.

 
Photographer: ASH Date: Nov. 2005 Image ID: ASH_1622
Location: Oqaatsut    Original format: Digital, Canon RAW 3543 x 2362 pixels
 

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Photographer: OGJ Date: Sep. 2005 Image ID: OGJ_5380
Location: Tasiilaq    Original format: Digital, Tiff 2464 x 1648 pixels
 

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Photographer: CEg Date: Image ID: IMG_1316
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Fin whale meat at the open market in Nuuk. Greenland has an annual quota of 10 fin whales for subsistence hunting.

 
Photographer: CEg Date: Aug. 2004 Image ID: finhval_4081
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Two young harp seal (Phoca groenlandica) and a harbour porpoise at the open market in Nuuk.

 
Photographer: CEg Date: Aug. 2004 Image ID: marsvin_3577
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Hooded seal.

 
Photographer: CEg Date: Sep. 2004 Image ID: klapmyds_4721
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Egg harvesting is allowed for the two large gull species glacous gull (Larus hyperboreus) and greater black-backed gul (Larus marinus).

 
Photographer: CEg Date: Juni 2003 Image ID: aegsamler_4613
Location: Godthåbsfjorden    Original format: Digital, jpg 2048 x 1536 pixels
 

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King eider (Somateria spectabilis) at the open market.

 
Photographer: CEg Date: Okt. 2003 Image ID: ederfugl_2849
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Photographer: CEg Date: Nov. 2003 Image ID: ringsael_4772
Location: Ittoqqortoormiit    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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The skin and blubber of whales "mattak" is considered a real delicacy in Greenland.
 
Photographer: CEg Date: Nov. 2003 Image ID: mattak_3903
Location: Ittoqqortoormiit    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Photographer: CEg Date: Okt. 2004 Image ID: yamaha_6550
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels