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Save the Peel – Spotlight

There is so much beauty to storm light. It has an intensity and character like no other. During our unforgettable flight over the Yukon’s Peel Watershed, the sun struggled to break through sweeping rain showers and ominous clouds, but when it did, the short lived splendour was astounding. The sight of ragged, endless mountain ranges, some of them enveloped in dark and foreboding shadows, while others were glowing golden in the warm afternoon light, is one I will never forget. Did you know that there is a fight to protect this pristine wilderness from being opened to potential mining?

To find out more about the Peel Watershed, please visit here.

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Save the Peel – Veined

The Yukon’s magnificent Peel Watershed is permeated by myriads of rivers, which draw like veins across the vast mountain catchment areas and grow ever bigger as they join further down the mountainous slopes. Finally they form the great rivers of the Peel, on which the land’s First Nations inhabitants, outfitters and hunters travel by canoe though this pristine wilderness. This is a more abstract take on a river permeated mountain face, captured during our amazing flight to our destination in the Peel. Did you know that there is a fight to protect this pristine wilderness from being opened to potential mining? Did you know that there is a fight to protect this pristine wilderness from being opened to potential mining?

To find out more about the Peel Watershed, please visit here.

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Save the Peel – Unlikely Neighbours

Our expedition group member Rae Stoetzel captured beautifully the unusual, yet so typical, combination of black, ominous mountainous formations and more familiar looking mountain ranges as are found in the Yukon’s Peel Watershed. Did you know that the Peel is an ancient cultural landscape and an important fish and wildlife harvesting area for Canadian First Nations? The Yukon government has backtracked on an agreement to keep 80% of this vast area protected from mining and development, and now wants to reduce it to 30%!

To find out more about the Peel Watershed, please visit here.

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Save the Peel – Mountain Splendour

Our conservation expedition member Marina Klein captured this fantastic image of a stream meandering down a steep, high lying, beautifully textured mountain ridge during our flight by float plane to our destination deep into the Yukon’s Peel Watershed. Did you know that there is a fight to protect this pristine wilderness from being opened to potential mining?

To find out more about the Peel Watershed, please visit here.

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Save the Peel – Patch Work

The sun breaks through dense cloud cover and spotlights the so very typical and intriguing patch work of tundra and pine trees which covers the flanks of the Peel Watershed’s mountain ranges. Todd Felkai, another member of our expedition group, captured it all beautifully during our flight to our destination deep into the Yukon’s Peel Watershed.

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Save the Peel – Sublime

The mountain ranges of the Yukon’s Peel Watershed are not all about drama and majesty. If you look closer, you will find an inexhaustible tapestry of textures, shapes and patterns. When we flew over this particular high lying mountain valley, I was struck by the deep veins the pristine rivers drew through the spotlit tundra, all of it bordering on towering black, ominous mountain ranges. Did you know that there is a fight to protect this pristine wilderness from being opened to potential mining?

To find out more about the Peel Watershed, please visit here.

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Save the Peel Watershed – Ridgeline

This beautiful capture of a mountain ridge leading into an endless sea of spotlit jagged peaks was taken by our dedicated expedition member, Cedric Seynat. We were were flying by float plane to our destination in the Peel and we hope that our series of images gives you a good idea how vast, magical and majestic this natural treasure is! Did you know that there is a fight to protect this pristine wilderness from being opened to potential mining?

To find out more about the Peel Watershed, please visit here.

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Save the Peel Watershed – Meandering

The Yukon’s Peel Watershed is not only about magnificent, endless and rugged mountain ranges. Its tundra covered and pine tree dotted valleys harbour pristine meandering rivers, and they are beautiful to behold. Our expedition┬ámember, Marina Klein, captured this stunning image which conveys wonderfully the beauty of the Peel Watershed’s river valleys.Did you know that there is a fight to protect this pristine wilderness from being opened to potential mining?

To find out more about the Peel Watershed, please visit here.

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Save the Peel Watershed – Mountain Light

A high altitude pristine mountain lake is sheltered by the towering peaks of the endless mountains of the Yukon’s Peel Watershed,spot lit by the afternoon sun breaking through stormy skies. What an amazing flight this was! Did you know that this incredible landscape is endangered by potential mining operations?

To find out more about the Peel Watershed, please visit here.

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