When sailing through Svalbard, its not always as glamours as it may seem on the photos, I’ve shared. There are always loads of hours in between, where there is nothing to photograph. Times of waiting and watching out for the next motif to appear. For these in-between-times, I appreciate the #LAGOONANC Explorer headphones from @beyerdynamic a lot. Especially, the noise reduction is pretty useful, if you want to get rid of the noise of the engine for a while.
One of many shots that feature two icebergs we saw on the first night out. Interestingly, we could see the one with the arch from the hotel. It took over an hour to reach it.
The boat in front of it was the Rusarc Aurora. Brace yourselves for more shots of these two amazing icebergs.
Creating a classic pommes soufflé to a new innovation way, wasn’t easy. But we pulled it of and created the flavors, filling and texture that we wanted.
Il y a un an je commençais mon année au cercle polaire 😩🇫🇮
"I like a certain grandeur to a landscape, which both the Arctic and coastal BC have. I like it to be at all times clear that people aren't the dominant fact of a particular geography." - Kevin Patterson
Blister Hill, 2011, by @corytrepanier
Self are is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you -(Katie Reed) 🌱
Remember to take a little time for yourself this weekend, recharge and nurture both body & soul ✨
• when did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat? •
___________ I N V I S I B L E M O N S T E R S ___________
the Arctic is on fire. Greenland is melting away before our eyes.
but the Arctic blazes are not only scorching vast swaths of Earth, they’re also releasing copious amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, creating a domino effect. in fact, polar regions are warming twice as fast as other parts of the world, ‘cause when black carbon deposits on ice, it then absorbs more light instead of reflecting it, leading to a faster melting. and melting ice raises sea levels; oceans warm up much more slowly than the air, yet they stay warmer longer. the water weakens glaciers and causes icebergs to break loose. those icebergs eventually melt, adding to the seas.
and what about those unusual lightning strikes that hit the Arctic Circle? is this all connected?
seems like we are born to burn.
Photo by @paulnicklen | A hunter from Qaanaaq, Greenland walks cautiously across thin sea ice with his dog team; the man and his dogs and the surrounding land illuminated by beams of sunlight. The sun would not set again for months after the night this photo was taken, transforming this Arctic wonderland into a world of never-ending day. The rugged beauty of landscapes like these might be too stark and open for a lot of people. For me, trips to the Arctic are like going home. Follow me @paulnicklen for more stories from the field. #culture#greenland#sunset#arctic
Yesterday I received an aggressive email about my work. It disappointed me when I first read it, then it made me laugh as it is genuinely so ignorant. You will see the email at the end below. Just to clarify the situation, surely this guy doesn't know that humans still kill 1000 polar bears every single year. He probably believes that my work to bring light on the human threats on polar bear and environment issues is more disturbing than killing them for trophy hunting. In addition, I want to add that often people like him do not know that I have spent 2 months on an expedition before I could eventually get such images. And that I spent a lot of time studying the polar bear behavior in the field just to make sure I know how they would react. Then when I finally started to fly above, I started really high, and slowly did an approach as you would do on traditional ground photography. The result is clear on the video the polar bear is not scared and feels really relaxed. ⠀
People should inform themselves before doing unfounded criticism on social media as there are an ethic and values behind my work. A work that I believe, such as the work of all my dear talent colleagues, help to reconnect the human to nature and bring light on environmental issues.⠀
"Hello Florian, a little mail that comes from the heart when I saw what you do in the Arctic. You think it's not hard enough for polar bears to live in the conditions that they are put to endure to go and annoy them with a fucking drone, disrupt them for hours to be able to take a photo all for cash and can be recognized by nature conservation organizations. But tell me what kind of nature we talk about when we upset it? You help nothing at all but disturb it all. Stop everything, give them back their peace. You destroy more than you serve. Go back home and stop it!"⠀
A gorgeous wolf nipping some delicious ice from a birch tree, shot in @polarpark a few years back. The small wolf population in Norway is having a hard time. There’s is just not enough room for them to roam freely (there are certain areas where they are allowed to live and if they move outside they are shot), and they are shot if they do wolf stuff, like kill a pray (sheep), attack a dog (protection) or show up anywhere close to people (wandering). Fortunately there are also organisations working on how to preserve and protect them 💙 How are the larger predators in your country being treated?