Svalbard Travel Photography

Svalbard, Spitsbergen & Jan Mayen

I fell in love with The Arctic the first time I arrived in Spitsbergen. There is something about the cold and remote places that I find incredibly peaceful and it will always be one of my favourite places to visit! The sheer abundance of life in a region that seems so desolate and inhospitable is incredible to see. The highlight is of course seeing the Polar Bears but it is such a beautiful and unique habitat with so many different species and such incredible light throughout the summer months when the sun never dips below the horizon. You can read my travel blog here.

  •  A lone Polar Bear hunting in Liefdefjord

    A lone Polar Bear hunting in Liefdefjord

  •  A young Polar Bear tasting the air at Sallyhamna

    A young Polar Bear tasting the air at Sallyhamna

  •  A mother Polar Bear and cub relaxing in Liefdefjord

    A mother Polar Bear and cub relaxing in Liefdefjord

  •  A Close up of a large male Polar Bear

    A Close up of a large male Polar Bear

  •  Polar Bears yawning after feeding

    Polar Bears yawning after feeding

  •  A mother Polar Bear with cub sleeping on the shoreline of Liefdefjord

    A mother Polar Bear with cub sleeping on the shoreline of Liefdefjord

  •  Polar Bears hunting for food in Sallyhamna

    Polar Bears hunting for food in Sallyhamna

  •  A male Polar Bear foraging along the shoreline

    A male Polar Bear foraging along the shoreline

  •  A Large Walrus on the shores of Spitsbergen

    A Large Walrus on the shores of Spitsbergen

  •  A Walrus relaxing on an iceberg in Liefdefjord

    A Walrus relaxing on an iceberg in Liefdefjord

  •  Scratching those hard to reach places

    Scratching those hard to reach places

  •  A Walrus with a broken tusk emerging from the fjords of Spitsbergen

    A Walrus with a broken tusk emerging from the fjords of Spitsbergen

  •  A Bearded Seal on the sea ice of the coast of Spitsbergen

    A Bearded Seal on the sea ice of the coast of Spitsbergen

  •  A Harp Seal (Saddleback Seal) on an iceberg in the North Atlantic

    A Harp Seal (Saddleback Seal) on an iceberg in the North Atlantic

  •  A Bearded Seal returning to the water

    A Bearded Seal returning to the water

  •  A Harbour seal in the fjords of Spitsbergen

    A Harbour seal in the fjords of Spitsbergen

  •  Two Fine Whales surfacing in Raudfjord

    Two Fine Whales surfacing in Raudfjord

  •  A Fin Whale surfacing in Raudfjord

    A Fin Whale surfacing in Raudfjord

  •  A Beluga Whale surfacing in the shallows of Liefdefjord

    A Beluga Whale surfacing in the shallows of Liefdefjord

  •  A Beluga Whale surfacing of the coast of Spitsbergen

    A Beluga Whale surfacing of the coast of Spitsbergen

  •  A male Svalbard Reindeer grazing near Longyearbyen

    A male Svalbard Reindeer grazing near Longyearbyen

  •  A Harp Seal (Saddleback Seal) pup sleeping on an iceberg in the North Atlantic

    A Harp Seal (Saddleback Seal) pup sleeping on an iceberg in the North Atlantic

  •  A Svalbard Reindeer searches for food amongst the rocks

    A Svalbard Reindeer searches for food amongst the rocks

  •  An Arctic Fox molting it's winter coat

    An Arctic Fox molting it's winter coat

  •  A Glaucous Gull gliding through the snow

    A Glaucous Gull gliding through the snow

  •  A Northern Fulmar gliding over the North Atlantic

    A Northern Fulmar gliding over the North Atlantic

  •  A Red (Grey) Phalarope in the shallows of Liefdefjord

    A Red (Grey) Phalarope in the shallows of Liefdefjord

  •  An Arctic Tern diving for food in Kongsfjord

    An Arctic Tern diving for food in Kongsfjord

  •  A Little Auk on the cliffs of Raudfjord

    A Little Auk on the cliffs of Raudfjord

  •  King Eider ducks in the waters of Liefdefjord

    King Eider ducks in the waters of Liefdefjord

  •  Kittiwakes on an iceberg

    Kittiwakes on an iceberg

  •  A Black Gullimot in the waters of Liefdefjord

    A Black Gullimot in the waters of Liefdefjord

  •  An Arctic Glacier

    An Arctic Glacier

  •  The Mountains & Glaciers of Liefdefjord

    The Mountains & Glaciers of Liefdefjord

  •  Reflections of the mountains and glaciers of Raudfjord

    Reflections of the mountains and glaciers of Raudfjord

  •  Antlers in the evening sunlight

    Antlers in the evening sunlight

  •  A large Iceberg in Liefdefjord

    A large Iceberg in Liefdefjord

  •  Dark skies above the sea ice of Ytre Norskøya

    Dark skies above the sea ice of Ytre Norskøya

  •  Harp Seals (Saddleback Seals) hauled out on the sea ice in the North Atlantic

    Harp Seals (Saddleback Seals) hauled out on the sea ice in the North Atlantic

  •  The bird cliffs of Raudfjord

    The bird cliffs of Raudfjord

  •  Tourists crusing near the glaciers of Raudfjord

    Tourists crusing near the glaciers of Raudfjord

  •  Kayaking with Harbour Seals

    Kayaking with Harbour Seals

  •  The sunlight reflecting of the sea ice in the North Atlantic

    The sunlight reflecting of the sea ice in the North Atlantic

  •  Our Arctic Guide keeping a watchful eye out for Polar Bears

    Our Arctic Guide keeping a watchful eye out for Polar Bears

  •  The remnance of a Whaling station at an historical site

    The remnance of a Whaling station at an historical site

  •  Arctic flowers blossoming in the 24 hour sunlight

    Arctic flowers blossoming in the 24 hour sunlight

  •  An old mining train on the ourskirts of Ny Ålesund

    An old mining train on the ourskirts of Ny Ålesund

  •  The patterns created by the waves lapping against an Iceberg

    The patterns created by the waves lapping against an Iceberg

  •  The remote island of Jan Mayen almost appears to float on the mist

    The remote island of Jan Mayen almost appears to float on the mist

  •  The volcanic black sand beaches of Jan Mayen

    The volcanic black sand beaches of Jan Mayen

  •  The summit of the Beerenberg volcano on Jan Mayen peaking above the mist

    The summit of the Beerenberg volcano on Jan Mayen peaking above the mist

  •  The volcanic coastline of Jan Mayen

    The volcanic coastline of Jan Mayen



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