Lake Ellesmere

Lake Ellesmere is an incredible place. Every summer thousands of arctic migrants touch down after a journey of 11 000km for some. They have one priority: to fatten up for their journey back. As a result, us photographers have a season of bliss photographing these travellers from the north. I went to Lake Ellesmere in hope that I might find some early arrivals but instead I found some pretty cool natives. 

Meet the Banded Dotterel or Pohowera - the most adorably fierce wader I have met. As I lay down to photograph him (or her - I can’t tell the gender) instead of running away, he ran to me until he was a few metres away. What a nice fellow.

I also met a few of Lake Ellesmere’s other inhabitants.

What a successful day.

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