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Your North: Best reader photos for the week of Nov. 16

Here are some of the best photos we received from around the North this week.

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It was -33C when this photo of a sundog was taken by Mark Hernandez in Dawson City, Yukon. CBC North's meteorologist Bradlyn Oakes explains what a sundog is: 'Sundogs appear as areas of light at 22 degrees from the sun, either on the left, right or both. They are often white, but can actually be a range of colours from red to blue, looking like a mini-rainbow. They occur due to light refracting off plate-shaped ice crystals in cirrus clouds. They most commonly occur in very cold temperatures when ice crystals can form and when the sun is low in the sky.' (Submitted by Mark Hernandez)

Here are some of the best photos we received from around the North this week.

A red fox in Fort Simpson, N.W.T. Thanks to Malcolm Francey-Laliberté for this great closeup! (Submitted by Malcolm Francey-Laliberté)
The Cameron River Ramparts Falls in the N.W.T. A wonderful photo taken by Julien Schroder. She says, 'If you haven't been to either Cameron River Ramparts Falls (on the Ingraham Trail, near Yellowknife) lately you should do so! They are amazing these days! Here is how they looked like last Sunday.' (Submitted by Julien Schroder)
Look at these sisters rocking their kamiks. Alice Lafrance said she made each of her daughters these beaded kamiks. (Submitted by Alice Lafrance)
Ice fishing in Aklavik, N.W.T. This is 3-year-old Jamie Edwards with 14 fish. Thanks to Davie Edwards for sharing this moment with us. (Submitted by Davie Edwards)
A great shot at the alien landing pad near Iqaluit. Well, actually it's the VOR site. VOR (VHF omnidirectional range) is a navigation beacon that aircraft use to find Iqaluit. It makes for some great photo opportunities like this one with the aurora, too! Shared by Michelle Kinney. (Submitted by Michelle Kinney)

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