Above: Camped out on Labrador’s Torngat Peninsula with bear-fence protection.Photo by Ben Marr. 

Ben Stookesberry on the Falls of Nachvak, Labrador

Ben Stookesberry on the Falls of Nachvak, Labrador. Photo by Pedro Oliva

“Ben began making strange facial expressions and ambiguous arm motions. I stared at him blankly until he finally gave up and hollered, ‘Bear!'” Chris Korbulic recalls. “Later we laughed about my confusion, and that nobody had thought to create a hand signal for ‘bear.'”

–Read more about Destination Torngat, and stay tuned for our digital feature on the expedition. 

–These photos appeared in the May 2015 issue of Canoe & Kayak, now available for download.