Arctic or Desert?

Taken: July 1, 2010 (10:02pm)

Hawker Siddeley HS-748.  First this is my favourite plane to fly and I do miss it since First Air retired them all!

I wanted to capture the aircraft on the ramp and the pure flatness of the landscape around Igloolik.  With the wide open blue skies, this HS-748 could be in the Nevada Desert!  For the short summers we do have, the Arctic can be very much like a desert.

This photograph was taken in Igloolik at 10:02pm.  I am including the time the photograph was taken, as it can be hard for some to imagine the sun NEVER setting!  Yet summers in the Arctic, that is what we are blessed with or cursed with, depending on how you look at it.

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