Sea Urchins in Lofoten

Sea Urchins in Lofoten

Polar Bears in Svalbard 2018

Even though the polar bear alarm went off in Greenland once (it was a fox…), we never saw the king of the bears. But we saw a hut that a polar bear had broken into and things that he had crushed with his amazing paws – such power. The king of the Arctic just intrigued us so much that we had to see it in its natural habitat. In August 2018 we headed out to circumvent Svalbard (about 800 km south of the North Pole) and to photograph polar bears in their natural habitat. What an amazing trip we had. We saw over 30 polar bears, hundreds of walruses, seals foxes, reindeer and an amazing selection of Arctic birds. The boat that was our home for almost two weeks was just a beauty - built in 1953 and kept so well in pristine condition. Besides the amazing nature we unfortunately also saw also the changes climate change is causing on this habitat. And we saw the plastic that comes with the currents from around the world. It really was a wake up call for all of us to start changing how we live. We were guests of Polarquest - check out www.polarquest.se for more information on their cruises.

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