In September 2009 we cruised on a small ship north from Longyearbyen, Norway, into
the pack ice of the arctic in search of polar bears. We were fortunate to have several
encounters with bears, often at close quarters. Arctic foxes and walruses were a
Our thanks to Pete and Mark of Northshots for organising the trip and to Norbert
Rosing and Rinie van Meurs for their expert polar bear knowledge and spotting skills.
Arctic fox (blue phase)
The arctic foxes don’t stay long once the polar bear is on their trail
Camera shy !
Playing with an ice cube in front of a glacier
“Calving” - a glacier front crashes down
Iceberg dead ahead !
If the world is round, will we fall off the edge !