Wild Arctic Wonderland Aerial Pictures

NatGeo photographer Florian Ledoux wants his photographs to tell the story of a region, and help to save it in the process. When asked about his work, the photographer said that he approaches all habitats with care, researching animal behavior and spending time learning about wildlife before he is in the field. Now, the Arctic has become his home. “The scale of the landscape and the incredible species that live there draw me to the Arctic. I was deeply touched when I took my first journey above the Arctic Circle and that feeling continues to intensify as I explore further,” he said. Do you want to know why he is so in love with the Arctic? Take a look at our slideshow!

#10. Nunavut, Canada

Photo: Courtesy of Florian Ledoux, National Geographic

An innocent polar bear crossing ices in Arctic Bay, Nunavut, Canada. The photographer said that this was the most beautiful moment ever. Don’t you love the picture?

#9. Greenland

Photo: Courtesy of Florian Ledoux, National Geographic

When visiting Greenland to see the icebergs, it is often suggested to keep a safe distance—at least three times the height of the ice—as it often breaks and falls into the sea.

#8. Nunavut, Canada

Photo: Courtesy of Florian Ledoux, National Geographic

A calm group of walruses, resting at ease in Resolute, Nunavut, Canada.

#7. Nanvut, Canada

Photo: Courtesy of Florian Ledoux, National Geographic

Can you spot the polar bear in the picture? What looks like a giant puzzle, is actually ice during summer season in Nunavut, Canada. Polar bears often go this area, looking for seals and wildlife to hunt.

#6. Polar Bear

Photo: Courtesy of Florian Ledoux, National Geographic

When this young polar bear appeared near the photographers, it came closer to them after finishing its meal. It checked what everyone was doing and then, as it was going back, another polar bear came to dispute the territory.

#5. Greenland

Photo: Courtesy of Florian Ledoux, National Geographic

These birds resting along the edge of an iceberg near Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland are both beautiful and relaxing.

#4. Narwhal

Photo: Courtesy of Florian Ledoux, National Geographic

As you may know, narwhals are creatures extremely difficult to find. Here’s a little tip… If you really want to see one, head over to Baffin Island, Canada during the summer months. This is when are most likely to be seen, as they come out and hunt for fish.

#3. Greenland

Photo: Courtesy of Florian Ledoux, National Geographic

As their culture relies on hunting, even during winter months, it is common for Inuit people in east Greenland to hunt, as it is shown in the picture. However, as the climate and wildlife populations change, hunting is getting more and more complicated.

#2. Greenland

Photo: Courtesy of Florian Ledoux, National Geographic

A marvelous aerial picture of ice when it begins to freeze in Greenland.

#1. Nanavut, Canada

Photo: Courtesy of Florian Ledoux, National Geographic

And to end our slideshow, what could be better than this picture of a beautiful sunrise in the Arctic?

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