Photo of the Day 1 May 2008

Tundra Village, Moriusaq, Greenland, 2006
Photograph by David McLain

The tiny village of Moriusaq stands on the frozen landscape of northwest Greenland. The sea ice near this settlement used to be thick enough to travel and hunt on for hundreds of miles for up to ten months. Recently though, climate change has reduced this crucial window to just a few weeks each year.