Arctic Tern in flight
An arctic tern in flight in Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
Walrus around Moffin Island
Napping bearded seal
A bearded seal rolling over after a nap on the ice. In the ice pack north of Svalbard islands.
Some mighty fine whiskers
A bearded seal on the ice pack north of Svalbard Islands
A walrus in the water around Seven Islands on the northern side of Svalbard
A walrus in the water around Seven Islands on the northern end of Svalbard
Post snack jaunt
A young adult male polar bear walking through the snow after feeding on the Seven Islands in the northern region of Svalbard
Polar bear portrait
Young adult male polar bear
Get my good side, please
A young adult male polar bear lounging in the snow after feeding on the Seven Islands in the northern region of Svalbard
Mom and cubs after a swim
Mother and two cub polar bears after swimming around the Seven Islands on the northern region of Svalbard
Sea Ice in the Arctic Ocean
The colors of icebergs can be spectacular! This berg was quite smooth with a hint of blue showing
Atlantic puffin in flight
Atlantic puffins nest on islands around Svalbard. This bird was on their way out to sea to get some fish.
Nesting Atlantic puffins on a cliffside in Svalbard
Male Walrus hauled out to soak up the sun
This male walrus is pink because he has been basking in the sun. Their skin turns pink when warm.
Glacier in Svalbard
Arctic terns in flight
Arctic terns taking flight after the glacier calved
All photographs © Nicole LaRoche