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kiliiiyuyan

Kiliii Yuyan Indigenous Nanai & Chinese-American. @NatGeo Photographer. Working on indigenous and conservation issues in the Arctic and remote wilderness. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/expeditions/destinations/europe/ocean/arctic-cruise-tour/
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An iceberg drifts southward from greenland's ice cap. though massive on the top, it is eight times larger beneath the surface of the water.⁣
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join me on an arctic adventure with @natgeoexpeditions! we’re headed to the bering strait and the russian high arctic. onboard the national geographic orion, i’ll be your photography expert and teacher for the expedition. along the way we’ll visit siberian yup’ik villages in arctic russia, see a polar bear nursery on wrangel island, and cross the bering sea on an ice-class vessel! you can find out more at the link my bio. #arctic #alaska #siberia #wrangel #expedition⁣

13 hours ago comment 8 star 1,470

A young polar bear patrols along the edge of the sea ice in alaska, attracted by the scent of a dead whale. ⁣
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join me on an arctic adventure with @natgeoexpeditions! we’re headed to the bering strait and the russian high arctic. onboard the national geographic orion, i’ll be your photography expert and teacher for the expedition. along the way we’ll visit siberian yup’ik villages in arctic russia, see a polar bear nursery on wrangel island, and cross the bering sea on an ice-class vessel! you can find out more at the link my bio. #arctic #alaska #siberia #wrangel #expedition⁣

Yesterday comment 15 star 2,444

A juvenile snowy owl stares back at the camera. its perch on a hummock on the snowy tundra is typical. out here, hummocks are the tallest features around.⁣
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join me on an arctic adventure with @natgeoexpeditions! we’re headed to the bering strait and the russian high arctic. onboard the national geographic orion, i’ll be your photography expert and teacher for the expedition. along the way we’ll visit siberian yup’ik villages in arctic russia, see a polar bear nursery on wrangel island, and cross the bering sea on an ice-class vessel! you can find out more at the link my bio. #arctic #alaska #siberia #wrangel #expedition⁣

2 days ago comment 21 star 3,004

Generations of iñupiaq ancestors lie in this snowy cemetery in utqiagviq, alaska. says jana harcharek, "we are proud to be iñupiaq. when our ancestors look down on us and see us living with our culture, we feel we know who we are."⁣
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join me on an arctic adventure with @natgeoexpeditions! we’re headed to the bering strait and the russian high arctic. onboard the national geographic orion, i’ll be your photography expert and teacher for the expedition. along the way we’ll visit siberian yup’ik villages in arctic russia, see a polar bear nursery on wrangel island, and cross the bering sea on an ice-class vessel! you can find out more at the link my bio. #arctic #alaska #siberia #wrangel #expedition⁣

3 days ago comment 17 star 1,760


iconic bowhead whale jawbones constitute the entirety of utqaigviq's tourist infrastructure. flanked on both sides by umiaqs, or traditional skinboats, alaska and russia are some of the few places in the world where true skinboats are still used today.⁣
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join me on an arctic adventure with @natgeoexpeditions! we’re headed to the bering strait and the russian high arctic. onboard the national geographic orion, i’ll be your photography expert and teacher for the expedition. along the way we’ll visit siberian yup’ik villages in arctic russia, see a polar bear nursery on wrangel island, and cross the bering sea on an ice-class vessel! you can find out more at the link my bio. #arctic #alaska #siberia #wrangel #expedition⁣

4 days ago comment 12 star 1,533

A frozen shoreline has been sculpted by wind and waves at low temperatures in the alaskan arctic. ⁣
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join me on an arctic adventure with @natgeoexpeditions! we’re headed to the bering strait and the russian high arctic. onboard the national geographic orion, i’ll be your photography expert and teacher for the expedition. along the way we’ll visit siberian yup’ik villages in arctic russia, see a polar bear nursery on wrangel island, and cross the bering sea on an ice-class vessel! you can find out more at the link my bio. #arctic #alaska #siberia #wrangel #expedition⁣

5 days ago comment 6 star 1,910

Arctic cotton blooms across the tundra. this wet and boggy environment is hard to walk through in summer, but the perfect place for a myriad of uniquely arctic species.⁣
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join me on an arctic adventure with @natgeoexpeditions! we’re headed to the bering strait and the russian high arctic. onboard the national geographic orion, i’ll be your photography expert and teacher for the expedition. along the way we’ll visit siberian yup’ik villages in arctic russia, see a polar bear nursery on wrangel island, and cross the bering sea on an ice-class vessel! you can find out more at the link my bio. #arctic #alaska #siberia #wrangel #expedition⁣

1 weeks ago comment 6 star 1,683

King eider ducks migrate across the northern coastline of arctic alaska, following the ice. these colorful eiders pass by in just a few days in huge flocks.⁣
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join me on an arctic adventure with @natgeoexpeditions! we’re headed to the bering strait and the russian high arctic. onboard the national geographic orion, i’ll be your photography expert and teacher for the expedition. along the way we’ll visit siberian yup’ik villages in arctic russia, see a polar bear nursery on wrangel island, and cross the bering sea on an ice-class vessel! you can find out more at the link my bio. #arctic #alaska #siberia #wrangel #expedition⁣

2 weeks ago comment 6 star 1,151

A polar bear and her cub stride across the sea ice on the search for seals. polar bears deeply depend on sea ice conditions to be able to hunt, and here in the alaskan arctic in the spring, conditions are good.⁣
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join me on an arctic adventure with @natgeoexpeditions! we’re headed to the bering strait and the russian high arctic. onboard the national geographic orion, i’ll be your photography expert and teacher for the expedition. along the way we’ll visit siberian yup’ik villages in arctic russia, see a polar bear nursery on wrangel island, and cross the bering sea on an ice-class vessel! you can find out more at the link my bio. #arctic #alaska #siberia #wrangel #expedition⁣

2 weeks ago comment 6 star 2,035

Pack ice, visible in the blood red sunset of the alaskan arctic, moves along with the current on the same migratory path as spring bowhead whales.⁣
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join me on an arctic adventure with @natgeoexpeditions! we’re headed to the bering strait and the russian high arctic. onboard the national geographic orion, i’ll be your photography expert and teacher for the expedition. along the way we’ll visit siberian yup’ik villages in arctic russia, see a polar bear nursery on wrangel island, and cross the bering sea on an ice-class vessel! you can find out more at the link my bio. #arctic #alaska #siberia #wrangel #expedition

2 weeks ago comment 9 star 1,782

Kristy berington (@seeingdoublesleddogracing ) dashes across the boreal forest at the tustumena 200 race. "one of my favorite shirts that can be found in tourist shops throughout alaska reads 'alaska: where men are men and women win the iditarod.' it’s only a matter of time before a woman wins again. for me, it would just reaffirm what we already know, which is that women are amazing—and we can do anything we set our mind to", says blair braverman.⁣
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this is from the series #womenoftheiditarod, shot on assignment for @voguemagazine. the 1,000-mile iditarod dogsledding race was created, in part, to preserve the tradition of long-distance dogsledding. during the famous alaskan race, men and women compete together at elite levels. this year, almost one-third of the iditarod’s 53 mushers are women. story by @blair_braverman.⁣

2 weeks ago comment 11 star 1,633

Alison lifka's dog team romps in the snow to cool off after running in warm temperatures. the energy of the team is infectious. often when a single dog starts pulling, the entire group will do the same-- running away with the sled.⁣
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this is from the series #womenoftheiditarod, shot on assignment for @voguemagazine. the 1,000-mile iditarod dogsledding race was created, in part, to preserve the tradition of long-distance dogsledding. during the famous alaskan race, men and women compete together at elite levels. this year, almost one-third of the iditarod’s 53 mushers are women. story by @blair_braverman.⁣

2 weeks ago comment 9 star 2,162