Tuktoyuktuk, Nunavut


At the end of the runway of the airport in Tuktoyuktuk at about half past noon. Beyond the fringe of black rocks is the The Bering Sea, part of the Arctic Ocean. This picture was taken at about a half hour past noon in November of 2000. The sun was just about to rise. It was minus 40 degrees. While I stood outside talking to the pilot my eyelashes started to freeze, covered in a layer of hoar frost. I was afraid to walk the 300 feet, to the end of the runway to take this picture. I thought I might freeze, so the pilot said he'd stop and take it before taxiing down the runway on our way back to Inuvik.