70 Degrees West

By Justin Lewis | Pole to Pole Photo-Documentary Project

A Journey to the Arctic Ice and Into the Human Spirit

We rode for five days over an expanse of sea ice. The horizon was scattered with the memory of winter, and pieces of purple and amber mountains peeked through the eternal white snow. The light descends slowly this time of year and it draws out that delicious final hour of sunset glow upon the …

Global Warming

What is 70 Degrees West? Audio Descriptions by Justin Lewis and Michelle Stauffer


70 Degrees West - Telling the Stories that Matter

They say journalism is dead and, well, who can blame them. More and more of us are content to find out about the world via half-cooked news stories …


Phase 1 - Greenland


Inuit Hunter - Greenland


Iceberg Arch Story

70 Degrees West

It is said that Greenland's Inuit name, Kalaallit Nunaat, means "The Land of Man." To the Greenlandic natives, it is home, where the dark days and sunlit nights demand the human spirit to endure at all costs.<p>Spring time hits Ilulissat Greenland as the fisherman begin to venture out into the …


Photo of the day! - Arctic sled dogs are what they call ‘working animals’. Intensely disciplined and extremely hardworking, the dogs work for fresh seal meat and slumber on the ice. It is illegal to have an arctic dog south of the arctic circle. #70degreeswest #justinlewisphotography

The Taste of Oil

Drilling in the arctic circle is what they are calling "hot." Personally, I think it's a rather icy venture, but then again my daily life doesn't exactly parallel with Sir Bill Gammell, Chairman and Founder of Carin Energy. The Scottish company, Carin, which launched its campaign in 2007, lost over …

The Arctic

Photo of the day! - An Inuit hunter peers into the distance while out hunting. His reindeer coat was hand stitched by his grandmother when he was a young man. Born in Qaanaaq Greenland, he has never left his home town along with many of the other 600 Inuit inhabitants.

A Vast Venture: 70 Degrees West Photo-Doc Project

Patagonia, Lake Titicaca, and the Sargasso Sea are just a few of the exotic locales that will host photographer Justin Lewis and writer Michelle …

SF Guide

under the arctic ice

Ice diving story

70 Degrees West

Photo of the Day! - Mt. Katahdin is Maine’s highest peak, measuring in at 5,268 feet high. It is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. After a rocky and windy trail, Chimney Pond sparkles as the mountain looms above you. Paradise!#70degreeswest #justinlewisphotography.

Phase 2 - Maine, USA

70 Degrees West