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  • Arctic plants dwarf fireweed Chamaenerion latifolium

    © Dennis Minty

    Article | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Arctic Wonders: Tiny Plants of the Tundra and How They Survive

    What do Kermit the Frog and Arctic plants have in common? It’s not easy being green! To say these plants must be frost hardy is obvious. They also face extreme cold, a short growing season, drought, frost heaving, strong wind, and infertile soil. Photographer Dennis Minty shares more.

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  • Callanish standing stones Lewis Scotland

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story | Scotland

    The Standing Stones of Callanish

    The Isle of Lewis in Scotland is home to Callanish’s standing stones, one of the best preserved and most complete Neolithic monuments in Europe. The purpose, construction, and meaning of these megaliths may be a mystery, but one thing is certain—they are a must-see on a Scotland Slowly expedition!

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  • Feature photo Francois Newfoundland vista

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story | Newfoundland and Labrador

    Francois, Newfoundland: Small Town, Big Spirit

    If you’re lucky enough to travel there, visiting the remote outport of Francois, Newfoundland is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll never forget! Learn more about the real-life effects of the cod moratorium and kick up a jig at a kitchen party. Photographer Dennis Minty shares more in this photo story.

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  • Polar bear walking through snow

    © Dennis Minty

    Article | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Coping with the Cold: Strategies of Arctic Birds and Mammals

    Arctic wildlife benefit from a variety of anatomical, physiological, and behaviour adaptations that make them well suited to life in cold environments. Camouflaging insulation, special digestive enzymes, and even the shape of their feet help them survive. Read on for more fascinating facts from photographer and wildlife biologist Dennis Minty.

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  • In My Time Stories from Labrador Elders

    Video | Newfoundland and Labrador

    In My Time: Stories of Labrador Elders

    Storyteller Dave Paddon and St. John’s Storytelling present this engaging narrative video from Labrador Elders. Hear the compelling tales of Jean Crane, Alex Saunders, Sarah and Gilbert Baikie, and Morris “Pop” Blake and imagine the dramatic cultural changes they’ve experienced during their lifetimes.

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  • Gentoo penguin jumping in water

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story | Antarctica

    Penguins: A Cast of Characters

    There are many species of penguin that you can see on an Antarctic voyage, including gentoo, king, macaroni, Adélie, chinstrap, rockhopper, Magellanic, and emperor. In this photo story, wildlife biologist and photographer Dennis Minty helps us take a closer look at eight of our favourite waddling friends.

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  • Drygalski Fjord South Georgia mountains

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story

    Nine Far-Flung Places to Visit by Sea

    No airports. No tunnels. No highways or helipads. Sometimes, it's just best to travel the old-fashioned way—by sea! Here are nine special places Adventure Canada visits that most of us will only ever have the chance to reach via ship. Which of them are on your bucket list?

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