"Many birds at bird cliff Salleq"

Brünnich's guillemot (Uria lomvia) and a few kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) in front of Salleq. The steep cliffs used to be one of the largest Brünnich's guillemot colonies in Greenland with more than 100.000 pairs. Sometime in the 1970ies the species became extinct at the site – likely as a result of overharvest, by-catch in salmon nets and disturbance. Location: Uummannaq Date: “Earliest 1902” Photographer: Alfred Leopold Bertelsen Rights: Arctic Institute, Copenhagen