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May 17th, 2016

Exploring the Lofoten Islands

Posted By Michael Clark
Photography Sailing Expedition in Arctic Norway Lofoten islands, Norway – August 20 – 27, 2016 Now in its third edition, our sailing and photography expedition to the Norwegian Arctic islands of Lofoten is a rare chance to photograph pristine coastal locations which are inaccessible to others. To us, sailing rather than driving is the most …
May 12th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Fred Lemire

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Fred Lemire
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Arctic Wolf” by Fred Lemire. Location: Near Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook and Twitter. To get your photos in …
November 4th, 2015

Polar Bears, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Posted By Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) It’s Polar Bear Week! Polar bears are North America’s apex predator, and one of the most magnificent animals on the planet. And the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is easily one of the best places in the world to view and photograph these stunning creatures. Every winter, dozens gather here to …
December 2nd, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Melting Away: A Ten-Year Journey Through Our Endangered Polar Regions” by Camille Seaman – Antarctic and Arctic

Posted By David Alexander Willis
TED talks fellow Camille Seaman documenting the ice loss and melting in polar regions
Being in the Ross Sea on board the Russian icebreaker I/B Kapitan Klebnikov was an amazing opportunity for me as a photographer back in December of 2006. It was an expedition that would visit many of the great Antarctic explorers huts and routes. We were less than 700 miles from the geographic South Pole but …
July 5th, 2012

Lens Envy and the D800

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Polar Bear with Piggy-back Cub, Svalbard
I had my first chance this past week to field-test the new Nikon D800 on a trip to Svalbard in the Norwegian arctic. Knowing that I would be shooting from the deck of a ship, and hand-holding my camera a lot, I decided to pair the D800 with the Nikkor 300mm f2.8, probably the sharpest lens …
July 3rd, 2012

Eyes on the Water

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Harbor Seal, Crossfjord, Svalbard
Landing on a remote beach in arctic Svalbard, I was surprised to see this harbor seal – an animal I often see in the waters of Puget Sound near my home. Staying just offshore, he popped up repeatedly, curious to see who I was and what I was doing. I think he grew especially interested …
July 1st, 2012

Arctic Giant

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Blue whale rising, Arctic Norway
Six hundred miles from the North Pole, the sea was a windless calm. Spouts rose in the still air in almost every direction. One was from a Blue Whale, largest creature on earth, once nearly extinct in this part of the arctic, but now returning every summer to feed along the edge of the continental …
November 1st, 2011

Heading South…and North

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Chinstrap Penguins on Iceberg, Antarctica
There are places in the world that are so unique, and so visually stunning, that both as a photographer and a lover of wilderness I find them irresistible. First among these has to be Antarctica, simply one of the most spectacular corners of the planet. The wildlife is fabulous, which sort of goes without saying, …
August 26th, 2011

Arctic Documentary Project – Svalbard, Norway Final Post #5

Posted By Daniel J. Cox
August 10, Danskøya Island 37F This morning is cold. Most definitely the coolest we’ve experienced. Danskøya Island is on the northwest part of the archipelago and is on the edge of better polar bear habitat. The ice is nearly 80 miles offshore, so any bears that are stranded on the Islands of Svalbard migrate towards …
August 11th, 2011

Arctic Documentary Project – Svalbard, Norway Post #4: Second Trip

Posted By Daniel J. Cox
August 8, 2011, Cloudy and 43F Tanya and I spent the past three days in Lonyearbyen in a small, very European, apartment, catching up on business matters, writing and a little rest before our next group of guests arrived. The first trip went really well, but every adventure to the field is new, so it’s …