Mumbai, July 3: The Arctic is much more than polar bears, icebergs or auroras. Spectacular photos of Arctic region of Canada are now being showcased in India, a country that has been recently granted observer status at the Arctic Council.
A five-day exhibition "Accessible Arctic" curated jointly by the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Canadian Geographic (CG) begins today at High Street Phoenix here.
The show has been organised by the Consulate General of Canada which aims to provide locals an insight into the extreme and distant Arctic. "The timing of this exhibit marks India's newly granted observer status at the Arctic Council recognising, among other things, India's demonstrated Arctic interests and expertise.
Canada as Chair of the Arctic Council welcomes India to this important global body," Richard Bale, Consul General for Canada to Mumbai, said in a statement.
Photographs range from flowers to fields of grazing caribou to icebergs and polar bears.
The images have been captured over a period of eighty years and the exhibition itself has travelled to places like London, Belgium, Stockholm, Port of Spain, Riga (Latvia), Warsaw, Sydney, Berlin, Bucharest, Wellington, Santo Domingo, Washington and Seoul among others.
A picture from the November-December 1997 shows the late summer colours of fireweed and yellow barley flare in valleys north of Canada's Dawson City. Diverse flora and fauna make the area a favourite for hikers and the mountains also contain rich gold and uranium.