15 Must-See Nunagram Photos for Nunavut Day


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This post was featured in CBC's Nunavut Day post. Check it out! Today is Nunavut Day! Canada's youngest territory is at the tender age of 15, still learning, growing, and making changes. To celebrate this auspicious day, we have been featuring our favourite photos using #nunagram via our Instagram account all week (to learn more about #nunagram and our weekly contest, check out this post!). With over 700 tagged photos at the time of posting, nunagram has been connecting Nunavut photographers across this great land, and sharing their world with anyone who takes the time to click the tag.

Most weeks, we choose one outstanding photo as our Nunagram Winner; however, for Nunavut's 15th birthday, we decided to parse through all the entries to find 15 must-see nunagram photos that showcase the landscapes, foods, faces, and stories of the territory. These photos have been submitted by travellers and residents, professionals and amateurs, from Kitikmeot to the north Baffin Island. Check out these photos and the user profiles to get a glimpse of what and whom Nunavut is all about.

Photos posted in no particular order!

1. Kitesurfing on the frozen ocean.

User: @gloriaguns Community: Cambridge Bay

Kiteboarder

Kiteboarder

2. Racing by kamotik across the sea ice.

User: @smokenotfire Community: Pond Inlet

Komatik

Komatik

3. You can't make this up: brilliant sky over Iqaluit.

User: @ermahgerdkhumbu Community: Iqaluit

Sunset

Sunset

4. Vintage photo of niaqunngu on the bay (circa 1990).

User: @jobri7 Community: Iqaluit

VintageIce

VintageIce

5. King of the iceberg.

User: @rileyjmckay Community: Pond Inlet

Husky

Husky

 6. Aerial view of Kugluktuk.

User: @siutiapik Community: Kugluktuk

Kugluktuk

Kugluktuk

7. Home sweet home.

User: @humanfireCommunity: Iqaluit

Igloo

Igloo

8. Solomon Awa eating a donut.

User: @saynotomincepies Community: Iqaluit

Solomon

Solomon

9. Bowhead whale.

User: @sarahontheroad Community: Pangnirtung

Bowhead

Bowhead

10. Moonrise over town.

User: @helloooooooonurseCommunity: Pond Inlet

Moonrise

Moonrise

11. Welcome to Chesterfield Inlet.

User: @j_hack1 Community: Chesterfield Inlet

ChesterfieldInlet

ChesterfieldInlet

12. Purple saxifrage.

User: @yllasnil Community: Iqaluit

Saxifrage

Saxifrage

13. Apex life.

User: @teirersias Community: Iqaluit

ApexLife

ApexLife

14. Country food market kid.

User: @sarafalconer Community: Iqaluit

CountryFoodMarket

CountryFoodMarket

15. Fully prepared = no skin.

User: @namkcapsCommunity: Iqaluit

Seal

Seal

Thank you to everyone who has been tagging their photos on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! If you aren't already, make sure you follow us on Instagram and Twitter for the very best of Nunavut photos. Maybe we'll choose one of yours!