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18 day Peel River Expedtion down the Wind and Peel Rivers in Yukon, Canada. Part of an expedition organized by the international League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWs) to Protect the Peel. Expedition members Andy Maser, Peter Mather, Tomo Uemura, Kate Weekes, and Dona Novasky. Images also shot in the Gwich'in community of Fort MacPherson of first nations (aboriginal people) using the land in a traditional way to gather foods. The Gwich'in are working hard to protect their traditional lands, as they depend on them for the cultural and subsistence lifestyle.

Dall sheep, one of many animals that call this critical wilderness watershed home. These dall sheep, were surprisingly receptive to people....most sheep in the watershed don't let you get within 1km of them. These guys are used to wilderness adventures and let us approach and photograph them as utilitized the mineral rich soil as a mineral lick.
Copyright
Peter Mather, 110 Seine Square, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 3C3, Canada
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Canada, YT - Peel Watershed 2014, Fauna
18 day Peel River Expedtion down the Wind and Peel Rivers in Yukon, Canada. Part of an expedition organized by the international League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWs) to Protect the Peel. Expedition members Andy Maser, Peter Mather, Tomo Uemura, Kate Weekes, and Dona Novasky. Images also shot in the Gwich'in community of Fort MacPherson of first nations (aboriginal people) using the land in a traditional way to gather foods. The Gwich'in are working hard to protect their traditional lands, as they depend on them for the cultural and subsistence lifestyle.<br />
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Dall sheep, one of many animals that call this critical wilderness watershed home. These dall sheep, were surprisingly receptive to people....most sheep in the watershed don't let you get within 1km of them. These guys are used to wilderness adventures and let us approach and photograph them as utilitized the mineral rich soil as a mineral lick.