Pictures from Svalbard

This summer I spent two months on the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, a Russian-owned, Canadian-operated expedition cruise ship, as the on-board ornithologist for five back-to-back trips around Svalbard. The archipelago is about 1,000 miles north of Norway, at the edge of the Arctic pack ice, about 500 miles from the North Pole, and it’s a hotspot for polar bears, walrus, reindeer, beluga whales, and some amazing birdlife. It was an incredible season; rather than trying to describe such a place, I think I’ll say it in pictures…

3 replies
  1. Patricia Keene
    Patricia Keene says:

    Thanks for sharing, Noah! Wonderful pics! Hope you are doing well back in the deep freeze! Maine feels pretty frosty about now!

  2. Larry Master
    Larry Master says:

    Hi Noah – Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the summer! My wife, Nancy, and I have made two June trips to Svalbard, seeing 27 polar bears the first trip and a dozen the next. What a wonderful place. I would go back in a heartbeat! Looking forward to reading your new book and hearing your presentation in June at the GABC at Paul Smiths. Keep up the good work!

  3. Jim & Pat Fleming
    Jim & Pat Fleming says:

    We have spent some time in Alaska. Would move there in an instant if we were younger. Thanks for the pictures.

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