Caribou with a View

Turns out the driving factor for migrating caribou isn’t food, predators or even mating.  It’s the bugs.  They can’t stand them.  The mosquitoes are so thick and so persistent during the summer months the caribou will travel dozens of miles a day to avoid them.  So what do they do? Where is the one place the mosquitoes avoid? The ocean.  These males in the photos are enjoying a bit of rest by the Arctic Ocean free of pesky pests.

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