Wednesday, 24 July 2013


I have just returned from leading a superb trip to Svalbard for the Travelling Naturalist circumnavigating Spitsbergen and enjoying wonderful arctic seascapes and wildlife.  . . .here are a few examples of the fabulous wildlife we encountered. Thank you to my wonderful group for making it such a success and of course to the Oceanwide Expeditions staff who really made the trip. A full report will follow shortly as will a lot more pics!!

Bearded Seal - Spitsbergen 2013 

Brunnich's Guillemot

Northern Fulmar 'blue'

Humpback Whale's tale . . . 

One relaxed Polar Bear - one of up to 20 seen on our voyage

The Walrus - what a beast!

I love Kittiwakes, they look so good on ice too . . . 

After finding the male on a nest incubating eggs we found the better looking female on a small pool nearby