Wednesday 11 May 2011

Arctic Norway living up to its' name

The Arctic describes exactly where we are!  Yesterday's weather was predominantly snow and blizzard conditions.  The winter snow scene on the higher tundra reminded me of the high alps in France.  Luckily we have all brought our salopettes and extreme cold weather gear.

The Puffin shot below shows the blizzard well!  The seabirds were taken on the island of Hornoy off Vardo, in the Veranger Fjord area.  This place hosts thousands of seabirds including 200,000 Kittiwakes, numerous Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills, Brunnich's Guillemots, Black Guillemots, Eider and of course the odd Killer Whale.

The other images include high Arctic breeding specialities: Bean Geese and Pink-footed Geese, Steller's Eider on pack-ice and Arctic Redpoll.


  1. Wonderful Steve. I particularly like the shot of the geese.

  2. Fantastic selection Steve, worth getting cold for.