Month: March 2014

‘Creatures from nightmares’

Russian scientist and undersea photographer Alexander Semenov is a zoologist who studies invertebrates, based at Russia’s White Sea Biological Station near the Polar Circle.  Semenov is chief of the dive team at the station, where he always has at hand a semi-professional camera complete with underwater housing and […]

The Influential Doris McCarthy

The late Doris McCarthy had a profound impact on the Canadian view of the Arctic, a heritage highlighted in an exhibition running through April.  McCarthy made her first trip to the Arctic in 1972, traveling by dogsled to her first iceberg and painting alone in remote communities far […]