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    Posted on Apr. 4, 2016

    11 Amazing Images Of The Annual Reindeer Crossing In Canada's Arctic

    The south is missing out.

    1. From a distance, all you can see is a dark smudge against the snowy landscape and cloudy sky near Inuvik, Northwest Territories.

    2. But then you get closer...

    3. And realize you're looking at thousands of reindeer. More than 3,000 to be exact.

    4. Every year, the giant herd is guided by snowmobiles across the Mackenzie River Ice Road en route to their calving grounds on Richards Island.

    5. And every year, spectators gather to watch them trot by.

    6. It's a spectacular sight — like a grunting, furry river speeding past.

    7. That goes on and on and on.

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    8. According to CBC News, the annual move has been taking place since 1935, when Saami herders and Alaska Natives brought a herd to the area.

    9. It's an incredible thing to witness.

    10. And something few southeners have ever seen in person.

    11. Yet another reason you should hoof it up to Canada's beautiful Arctic.

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