lørdag 7. september 2013

Polar Bear and Blood

A dense sea-ice forced our boat quite close to small island/reefs close to Blomstrand Island. There, suddenly we saw a Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) enjoying his recent kill. We then turned off the engine and just drifted by, before we left him alone. He did not seem bothered with us, and kept on eating. All through the day, the beer feasted on the seal.

onsdag 4. september 2013

Golden in the Arctic

This bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus), relaxing on an patch of ice, had some great colors.

These seals is the biggest of the true seals in these waters. They have long whiskers which curls when dry; therefore the name. 

Storkobbe på Svalbard

tirsdag 3. september 2013

Svalbard Reindeers

Yes, again I was so lucky to work at the kittiwake colonies close to Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard (Spitsbergen) and offcourse; I brought my camera. This entry is all about the short legged Svalbard Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhyncus).

This reindeer is a subspecies of the mainland species Rangifer tarandus and you may only see this on Svalbard, where it appears everywhere the ground is not covered by glaciers. Often enough they come quite close to you.