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snakes n' ladders | by subarcticmike
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snakes n' ladders

Aerial view of some of the raised beaches on Southampton Island, Nunavut where this scrambled landform extends a long ways inland from present-day coastline.


Much of the Arctic's coasts are still !! rebounding from the removal of the last continental ice-sheet.


Throughout the past 10,000 years, the local tide was just enough to rework (but not erase) each and every emergent strand line. Today's skein of snow-enhanced strand lines courtesy of the spring thaw. Taken thru the window of a northern airline.

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Taken in June 2011