National Geographic : 1971 Feb
EKTACHROME(LOWERLEFT) ANDKODACHROMES© N.G .S. From icy waters, food and fur REARING DEFIANTLY, a bull walrus stands beside a younger male, felled by an Eskimo's rifle. They float on an ice floe off Bylot Island, a favorite hunting ground for Pond Inlet Eskimos. Awash with gore (above), the ice becomes a cutting block as the hunter dismembers a ton of meat and blubber and hacks out the ivory tusks for carving. With bold curiosity, a polar bear off Bylot (left) looks instead of diving-an act that could cost its life. Eskimos shoot bears for their meat and coveted hides, worth some $225 at the Hudson's Bay Company store. Most families still subsist partly by hunting, but canned foods predominate, bought with the earnings from the few available jobs and the sale of pelts and carvings, or with government allowances.