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Svalbard Austfonna Glacier

Austfonna Glacier, Svalbard
Austfonna Glacier, Svalbard

This was shot a few weeks ago as we traveled along the Austfonna Glacier.  This Glacier is huge and goes on for hundreds of kilometers.  Our plan was to travel along the whole edge of the glacier but we had to turn around.  The glacier had progressed out by quite a bit and the tracks needed for navigation would have taken us through the glacier.  It was good to see this glacier growing while so many others have been retreating.

This really is a site to behold and I felt privileged to photograph this magnificent wonder.


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Svalbard First Night 2022

The beauty of a late season trip to Svalbard
The beauty of a late-season trip to Svalbard

 

I just returned from two weeks in Svalbard, one of my happy places.  I took 11,000 images which will be edited down to around 100.  That’s the hard part. This is the sunset from one of our first nights in Svalbard.  Lots more to come.


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Polar Bear In Svalbard

I have made at least six trips to Svalbard.  Svalbard is a territory of Norway in the polar circle.  We normally board a ship there and spend at least ten days exploring the area.  Part of the mission on the trip is to photograph polar bears.  This is one Polar Bear we tracked for a while.  You can search this site for Polar Bear and find more photographs of thse magnificent creatures.

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Svalbard Ice Pack Waterfall

On a visit to Svalbard in the northern Polar circle is a giant ice cap and during the summer there is melting and run off. Sometimes the run off opens a hole in the face of the ice pack and you get these giant waterfalls. Called Austfonnain case you want to look it up.  This was made with a long lens from a moving ship.  Nikon 810 with 80-400mm lens.  

 

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First Svalbard Trip

The First Svalbard Workshop Group Photo Made On An Ice Floe In The Arctic Ocean, by Peter Cox

For the last 8 days I have cruising onboard the Malmo a small ship in the Arctic region of Svalbard photographing landscapes and wildlife with an amazingly great 12 passengers.  I’ll have more to report in August on my return but did want to share our group photo made on an ice floe in the middle of the Arctic Ocean north of Svalbard.

Svalbard, The Arctic

Glacier Calving, Arctic Circle Region
Glacier Calving, Arctic Circle Region

In August of 2013 I had the privilege to travel to the Arctic on board the MV Quest.  This was a photographic expedition and workshop.  I took thousands of images.  Below are the selects from this trip.  You’ll find Ice, Birds, Polar Bears, Rust and Walruses.  This is an amazing region and I plan to go back again in 2015.  I hope you enjoy these images.

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Reindeer Stare Down

Svalbard has its own reindeer known as Svalbard Reindeer.  They are smaller and have shorter legs.  They are strange animals with big building eyes.  Here’s one that was staring me down.


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Kevin also has. a major website for all photography enthusiasts with articles, forums, tutorials, community, and more at photoPXL.com

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Whale Tail

Who Doesn’t Like A Whale Tail

I have traveled a lot and photographed hundreds of humpback whales and whale tails.  Here a whale tail from my recent trip to Svalbard.  We had a real good whale encounter and this is one of the many images I made while the sun was starting its trip to the horizon.

Here’s an interesting fact.  You can identify a whale by its tail.  There is a website called Happy Whale  and you send the images you have of whale tails.  They will put the photo in their database a report back if the whale has been spotted before and where.  They will also send you an email if someone else identifies the same whale.  You can see on a map where the whale has been.  Pretty fun stuff.


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If you are interested in seeing more work by Kevin Raber and purchasing his work for your own, please visit RaberEYES.com

Kevin also runs workshops for photographers all over the world at Rockhopper Workshops

Kevin also has. a major website for all photography enthusiasts with articles, forums, tutorials, community, and more at photoPXL.com

Kevin also shares his work daily on Facebook and Instagram

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The Nap

Napping Polar Bear - Svalbard Norway Trip
Napping Polar Bear – Svalbard Norway Trip

 

Seems that all animals like to take naps.  They might have something going in that department.  Who doesn’t like a nap?  My cats and dog as nap specialists.  Seems that Polar Bears are pretty good at napping, too.  This napping Polar Bear was found in Svalbard on one of my many trips there.  I was in a zodiac (rubber boat) and was safe.  These guys are big though and as always when tracking any kind of wildlife, being quiet is so very important.  Shot with a 400mm lens with a Nikon D810.  I have a ton of Polar Bear images from numerous trips there.  I have a sold out trip in September to do this trip again.