Here are some pictures of Barrow in June. First are two images of Woolly Lousewort (Pendicularis dasyantha) flowers. These little things are one of the tallest flowering plants found here, growing to as much as perhaps 6 or 7 inches in height. These two are half that.
These images were taken using natural light at about 5:30 AM using a wonderful old manual focus 105mm f/2.8 macro lens made by Kiron along with another old treasure, a Vivitar 2x Macro Focusing Teleconverter. Hence the actual focal length was 210mm.
This next image was taken the day before, using an 80-200mm f/2.8 lens at 200mm with a Kenko 2x teleconverter, so the actual focal length is 400mm for this image.
This is one of a pair of swans, and this was as close as they would let me get. Walking 10 feet closer caused them to move 10 feet farther away.
The last image is an umiaq, flying the crew flag to announce that a whale has been caught. This was the last umiaq to be moved from the ice back onto shore this year.