Arctic Tundra, Ennadai Lake, Nunavut
There are many places in the Canadian arctic to witness the migration of Barren Land Caribou. Perhaps the best is at Ennadai Lake in the Kivalliq Region of present-day Nunavut, approximately 700 kilometers northeast of Yellowknife. Located on the fringe of the tree line, sparse black spruce and tamarack abound, stunted by harsh winds and dry summers. The area is the departure and terminus of the annual migration of the Qamanirjuaq herd whose numbers are estimated to exceed 300,000.