Photo of the Month March 2018 : Arctic Winter Sea Ice

The photograph of the month for March 2018 was taken on my 2017 Svalbard Winter expedition (Read the Trip Report). Photographed from the deck of our expedition ship this wonderful landscape of broken sea ice and distant mountains surrounded us as we cruised through one of the many fjord systems of the archipelago. This sort of landscape photography from expedition ship is a wonderful way to experience winter in Svalbard. With the convenience of the ship its possible to simply step onto the outside deck to make some photographs and then retreat to a hot drink and warmth of the ship lounge at your leisure. Its perhaps the ultimate in ‘sip-click’ photography.

Winter in Svalbard is magical. The landscape is plastered in fresh snow an ice and the sun is low in the sky which provides wonderful opportunities for golden light in a winter setting. What appeals to me particularly about this image is the sense of place, the wonderful depth and the slight hint of distant warmth from the suns rays over the far mountains.If you are interested in photographing in the Arctic in Winter bookings are now open for the 2019 Svalbard Winter expedition. You can download a complete PDF itinerary HERE or drop me an email to register your interest.

Arctic Fox Expedition 2018 Complete

Late yesterday I returned to Reykjavik and wrapped up my 2018 expedition for Arctic Fox in the far north-west of Iceland (full trip report coming soon). We had fantastic encounters with Arctic Fox over the course of the expedition; with several encounters within just a metre of our cameras. I have not as yet had time to do anything more than download my photographs from the expedition; but this image from a previous year of a white morph fox that has just caught a field mouse during a passing snow shower.There are still some places available on the 2019 expedition for Arctic Fox and if you are interested in joining this expedition you can register your interest by dropping me an email.

Tomorrow I will make my way up to Svalbard for a few weeks of personal photography before I lead my final Arctic expedition for 2018 north of Spitzbergen in search of Polar Bears, Walrus and spectacular winter landscapes.