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Sunlight breaks through dark clouds to cast a glow over the Tombstone River Valley near the Talus Lake backcountry campground in Yukon’s Tombstone Territorial Park. (Photo: Victor Liu)

Photo: Victor Liu
A look back at the most awe-inspiring and thought-provoking visuals we published this year
Glacier bear

The “glacier bear” of northwestern B.C. and southeastern Alaska is so rare, even experienced river guides can go decades without seeing one. This image is a screenshot from video footage of a glacier bear recorded by photographer Lance Nesbitt in Alaska. Watch the full video below.

Lance Nesbitt
The elusive “glacier bear” of northwestern B.C. and southeastern Alaska remains a genetic mystery 
John E. Marriott, wildlife photographer, in the rainforest

Wildlife photographer John E. Marriott at work in B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest. (Photo: Pat Roque)
Inset: The cover of the December 2011 issue of Canadian Geographic magazine, featuring Marriott’s image of a grizzly bear and cub.

Photo: Pat Roque
A noted Canadian wildlife photographer who often contributes to Canadian Geographic shares the story of his big break
Laurie Sarkadi Voice in the Wild

In her memoir, “Voice in the Wild,” journalist Laurie Sarkadi shares stories from nearly three decades of living off-grid in Yellowknife, N.W.T. (Images courtesy Caitlin Press)

Images courtesy Caitlin Press
In her memoir, Voice in the Wild, journalist Laurie Sarkadi shares stories from her nearly 30 years living off-grid in the Subarctic, with wolves, bears and caribou as her neighbours
Minister Wilkinson

Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announces a $1 million investment in environmental response equipment in Victoria in September 2018. (Photo: Office of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans)

Photo: Office of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
The new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard sits down with Canadian Geographic for an exclusive interview on a range of topics, from salmon to whales to ‘last ice’
Canadian Geographic January/February 2019 issue

Cover options for the January/February issue of Canadian Geographic. Option 2, showing a glacier bear pausing to look out from behind an evergreen, won with 55 per cent of the reader vote.

Thanks to everyone who voted!
Caribou, like this one in the Northwest Territories, are increasingly threatened across the country. (Photo: Alex Elliott/Can Geo Photo Club)

Caribou, like this one in the Northwest Territories, are increasingly threatened across the country. (Photo: Alex Elliott/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Alex Elliott/Can Geo Photo Club
Caribou numbers in Canada are dropping drastically — and quickly — leaving the iconic land mammal on the brink of extinction
dwindling caribou map

Canadian Geographic created this map as a snapshot of the status of Canada’s caribou herds. The large spheres show the largest estimated population of each herd, while the smaller coloured spheres show the current estimated population. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

dwindling caribou map
 A snapshot of the country’s drastically dwindling caribou herds
Unearthing clues to the mystery of the great Pleistocene extinction in Yukon

An illustration of Pleistocene-era mammals on Yukon’s tundra landscape. Thousands of fossils from this era are discovered each year, many by gold miners and members of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation around Old Crow. (Illustration: “Beringia Winter Scene,” courtesy Government of Yukon/artist George “Rinaldo” Teichmann)

Illustration: Government of Yukon
Findings about the disappearance of large mammals in the North could help scientists understand the potential impacts of modern climate change
Unearthing clues to the mystery of the great Pleistocene extinction in Yukon

Une illustration de mammifères de l’époque du Pléistocène dans le paysage de la toundra du Yukon. Des milliers de fossiles de cette région sont découverts chaque année, dont de nombreux par des mineurs et des membres de la Première Nation des Gwitchin Vuntut autour de Old Crow. (Illustration gracieusement fournie par le gouvernement du Yukon)

Illustration: Government of Yukon
Les découvertes sur la disparition des grands mammifères dans le Nord pourraient aider les chercheurs à comprendre les effets potentiels du changement climatique que nous vivons aujourd’hui
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