When the sea ice begins to break up, you get a lot of dirty lumps on the beach. These photos are from Qaanaaq, late June, when the temperatures, wind, and tides decided it was time for the ice to melt.
I may have mentioned before that overcast days are the best days to photograph the ice as the blues really pop! The bluer ice tends to be the really ancient stuff that has been compressed the longest in the glacier.
At least, I hope that’s right. 😉
There is still plenty of ice though, and many of the hunters still have their dogs camped a short walk from the beach. I think “plenty” is a matter of opinion and experience.