WILD LABRADOR by Dan Bailey on Exposure
This past July, I visited the region of Labrador with Adventure Canada and Fujifilm North America as a guest photography guide aboard the 198-passenger expedition ship, Ocean Endeavor. During our 12-day trip, we sailed around most of Newfoundland before skirting alongside the entire coast of Labrador, which comprises the upper right corner of the North American Continent. Often referred to as The Big Land, Labrador is truly a wild place, with wide open landscapes, an unforgiving climate, a forbidding, rocky coastline, few towns, no cities, only one main road that traverses through millions of acres of muskeg forest, and an endless supply of murderous mosquitos and incessantly annoying black flies. The territory has a population of less than 30,000 people living in an area the size of New York State and New England, many of who are native Inuit. Here are just a few of the photos I shot during my visit to this incredible, rugged place.