Mammals
 
Remarks:
The muskoxen has its original distribution in East Greenland but was translocated to West Greenland in the 1960's.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Marts 2008 Image ID: CEG_0707
Location: Kangerlussuaq    Original format: Digital, Canon RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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The Polar bear is mainly distributed in the northern parts of Greenland, but encounters are rare.

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Photographer: CEg Date: July 2011 Image ID: CEG_2619
Location: Thule    Original format: Digital, Canon RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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The Reindeer is distributed in most of the southern and central West Greenland.

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Photographer: FeU Date: Oct. 2009 Image ID: FeU_4757
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, Canon RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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The Arctic Fox is distributed in all of Greenland and express a remarkable gift to adjust to all sort of environment.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Sep. 2008 Image ID: CEG_5400
Location: Kangerlussuaq    Original format: Digital, Canon RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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Arctic hare is distributed in all of Greenland even in the northernmost parts.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Juli 2004 Image ID: polarhare_3318
Location: Ittoqqortoormiit    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Walrus is found in the northernmost parts of Greenland.

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Photographer: CEg Date: July 2007 Image ID: CEG_2860
Location: Young Sund    Original format: Digital, Canon RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels
 

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Humpback whales are a common sight close to Nuuk between June and October.

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Photographer: LWi Date: Aug. 2006 Image ID: FeU_4525
Location: Disko Bugt    Original format: Digital, jpg 3504 x 2348 pixels
 

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The Fin whale is the second largest whale species in the world and Greenland has an annual quota of ten animals.

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Photographer: LWi Date: Sep. 2004 Image ID: LW002454
Location: Nuuk    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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The Bowhead whale is amongst the rarest whale species in the world but numbers have increased over the last decades in Greenland.

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Photographer: LWi Date: April 2008 Image ID: LW012090
Location: Disko Bay    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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The Narwhale is very valued by hunters in Greenland due to the tasty mattak and the special tooth.

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Photographer: KrL Date: Sep. 2005 Image ID: KrL_5111
Location: Thule    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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The Ringed seal (Phoca hispida) is common in all of Greenland.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Aug. 2002 Image ID: CEg_2698
Location: Disko Bugt    Original format: Digital, jpg 2048 x 1536 pixels
 

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The sledge dog is still very important in the northernmost parts of Greenland.

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Photographer: CEg Date: Juni 2006 Image ID: IMG_8388
Location: Aasiaat    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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The Harp seal is the most numerous seal species in Greenland and is often seen in large flocks.

 
Photographer: KrL Date: Sep. 2005 Image ID: KrL_1117
Location: Thule    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

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Polar bears are mostly found in the northernmost parts of the country. This female and her to large cubs are photographed in Canada.

 
Photographer: KrL Date: Aug. 2005 Image ID: KrL_0981
Location: Canada    Original format: Digital, jpg 3072 x 2048 pixels
 

Remarks:
Collored lemming is only found in North- and Northeast Greenland.

 
Photographer: CEg Date: July 2008 Image ID: CEG_0794
Location: Daneborg    Original format: Digital, Canon RAW 3888 x 2592 pixels