kotzebue sound

Lance Kramer, an Inupiat hunter from Kotzebue, hunted bearded seal on the frozen Kotzebue Sound in early May.

Alaska’s bearded seal hunting season, typically lasting 2 months, was reduced to less than a week this year, due to deteriorating ice and a drastic increase in temperature, causing the seals to migrate early.

See the full story on National Geographic News. Photograph by Katie Orlinsky (@katieorlinsky)
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