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Yurak Jeong's Snapshots

  1. Black Spruce

    Snapshot Title: Black Spruce
    Taken by: Yurak Jeong

    Image: 120710 - Arctic Ecology - Churchill Manitoba - Cape Merry - Steve
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    A lone black spruce standing unusually close to the Hudson Bay, far past the treeline. Although the resolution is very low, the characteristic bulge at the top of the tree makes it very likely to be b...



  2. The salt line?

    Snapshot Title: The salt line?
    Taken by: Yurak Jeong

    Image: 120711 - Arctic Ecology - Churchill Manitoba - Rock Bluffs A - Eric, Steve and Darren
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    A white line streaked along the sea-facing side of the bluffs, seeming to mark the maximum water height during high tide. I would speculate that this line is actually salt and other solutes left behin...



  3. The Hand of Science

    Snapshot Title: The Hand of Science
    Taken by: Yurak Jeong

    Image: 120718 - Arctic Ecology - Churchill Manitoba - Churchill Northern Studies Centre
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    Steve is clearly ready to go back to the lab and dig into those Daphnia samples.



  4. Mosquito in shade

    Snapshot Title: Mosquito in shade
    Taken by: Yurak Jeong

    Image: 120717-Churchill Arctic Ecology-Goose Creek Bog-Amanda Quadrat
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    A culicid finds refuge from the scorching mid-day sun under the leaf of a labrador tea (Rhododendron subarcticum). Or perhaps it's just biding its time for an unsuspecting field ecology student to pas...



  5. Spider

    Snapshot Title: Spider
    Taken by: Yurak Jeong

    Image: 120708 - Arctic Ecology - Churchill Manitoba - Twin Lakes Moraine - Yurak
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    What appears to be a web-weaving spider, sitting on its web constructed on several black spruce branches. Web-weavers were often found in these mid to upper branches of trees.



  6. Alex crushes Amanda

    Snapshot Title: Alex crushes Amanda
    Taken by: Yurak Jeong

    Image: 120718 - Arctic Ecology - Churchill Manitoba - Churchill Northern Studies Centre
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    With his mastery of the force, Alex crushes Amanda's head without her even noticing it. Don't worry. She got better.



  7. An ant?

    Snapshot Title: An ant?
    Taken by: Yurak Jeong

    Image: 120709 - Arctic Ecology - Churchill Manitoba - Ramsay Creek - Hayley & Cassie
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    A low resolution shot of what seems to be a fairly large ant, likely a Camponotus.



  8. A hummock

    Snapshot Title: A hummock
    Taken by: Yurak Jeong

    Image: 120718 - Arctic Ecology - Churchill Manitoba - Twin Lakes Fen 2 - Kelsey
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    A hummock is a patch of soil (in this case, peat) that has been raised by an internal ice core. There are numerous hummocks throughout the Arctic wetlands, as one will notice in this panorama.



  9. Bird bones

    Snapshot Title: Bird bones
    Taken by: Yurak Jeong

    Image: 120708 Churchill Tundra Ponds
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    This seems to be parts of the pectoral girdle of an unidentified bird, with the coracoid, scapula, and furcula. The sternum is also visible just off to the right of the snapshot. A great number of the...



  10. Diptera visits an arctic dryad

    Snapshot Title: Diptera visits an arctic dryad
    Taken by: Yurak Jeong

    Image: 120708 - Arctic Ecology 2012 - Churchill - Twin Lakes Moraine - Debbie, Natalie, Hilary
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    Having a good meal of nectar and pollen. Is it also there for warmth? Maybe not, since it was cloudy at the time of this gigapan.



  11. Tabanidae

    Snapshot Title: Tabanidae
    Taken by: Yurak Jeong

    Image: 120716 - Arctic Ecology 2012 - Ramsay creek_Kelsey
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    smile, you're on camera!



  12. Spider nest

    Snapshot Title: Spider nest
    Taken by: Yurak Jeong

    Image: 120711 - Arctic Ecology - Churchill Manitoba - Rock Bluff A - Dan and Chris
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    With all these tabanids, this one will be having a feast!