Wildlife photography is a waiting game
I work for Quark Expeditions in Svalbard and have had many amazing wildlife encounters in the inspirational landscapes of the High Arctic. Svalbard’s geography and special protection makes it one of the most magnificent polar ecosystems in the world.
Only 800 kilometers from the North Pole
Hello Spitsbergen, high in the Arctic on Norway’s desolate Svalbard archipelago and the jumping-off point for cruises into the icy waters a mere 800 kilometers from the North Pole. The ice-covered sea and landscapes have an beauty all their own, and hide a remarkable wildlife population. Birds, reindeer and seals abound but the top predator – and the largest on land – is the polar bear.