Next Winter (March 2019) I will be leading an expedition to Svalbard in search of spectacular frozen landscapes, Polar Bears, Reindeer, Walrus, Arctic Fox and more. The Arctic in Winter is a place to inspire the imagination. It is a white landscape bathed in golden light.
The main focus of this expedition will be Arctic winter light, landscape and wildlife. In March and April the light conditions in Svalbard are magical. Usually winter trips to Svalbard are limited to day trips on snow mobiles quite close to the town of Longyearbyen. With our expedition ship we will explore a much bigger area including the western and northern areas of Spitzbergen. Expeditions such as this to Svalbard in winter have only really been possible for the last few years. With our ship now fully prepared for an Arctic winter it is possible for us to sail north from Longyearbyen and explore the spectacular coastline of the Svalbard archipelago.This unique expedition has been designed to provide the very best possible opportunities to experience and photograph Svalbard in winter light. We expect to meet wildlife such as Polar Bears, Walruses, Seals, Arctic Foxes and Reindeer. At this time of year the sea birds will also be returning to their breeding grounds.
This exclusive expedition is for a strictly limited number of just 12 participants (some places already spoken for) plus leader and is dedicated to winter photography in Svalbard. I have been fortunate to travel and photograph in Svalbard over many years now in both the summer and winter seasons. Winter is without doubt the most exciting with absolutely wonderful light opportunities in a frozen landscape.
We will be using the ice hardened expedition ship M.S Origo that will enable us to skirt the edge of the pack ice searching for and photographing landscapes and wildlife. M.S Origo is widely regarded as the best ship in the Arctic for Photography. Our expedition ship is also equipped with suf cient zodiacs (2 x Zodiac MKV models) and crew for all photographers to be shooting simultaneously with plenty of room to spare for camera equipment – So bring what you need!If you are keen to photograph the Arctic in winter you can register you interest in one of the few remaining places by dropping me an email. A detailed PDF with costs and itinerary can be downloaded HERE. Places are filled on a first come, first served basis.