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Photos capture Arctic beauty before it is too late

Updated: 2013-10-16 10:25
By Chen Nan ( China Daily)

Photos capture Arctic beauty before it is too late

A hunter with his dogs in Greenland. Photos by Wang Jiannan

Arctic Life, a photo exhibition currently presented in Beijing, gives a glimpse of the cold, mysterious landscape and the residents of the Arctic Circle to the outside world.

Photographer Wang Jiannan, 63, who has visited some of the coldest places on the Earth 17 times in the past eight years, chose 423 photos from more than 30,000 pictures he took for the exhibition. They range from the daily lives of the indigenous people to the Arctic's unique plants and animals.

"I want to show a real Arctic, a place full of life, which people have never seen before," says Wang, who started his Arctic adventure in 2005.

A former photographer and later editor-in-chief at a daily newspaper based in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province in Northeast China, Wang quit his job at age 50. He moved to Canada with his family, where he started a web television station with his friends for the Chinese families living there.  

After reading a report about a local youth driving to the Arctic, he decided to make his maiden trip there with his wife.

With the money from selling the TV station, they traveled to Inuit settlements in the Canadian Arctic, and started their brand-new life.

Prior to the trip, the only impression Wang had of Arctic lands was from books, mostly portraying the place as "sleepy, quiet and freezing". But it turned out to be a different world from what he expected.


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