This July (July 25th – August 4th) I am leading my annual expedition to Svalbard in search of Polar Bears, Walrus, Arctic Fox and spectacular Arctic landscapes. Whilst Polar Bears and other wildlife are the main attraction on an expedition such as this it needs to be said that the landscape opportunities in Svalbard are nothing short of breathtaking. Soaring bird cliffs, plunging glaciers and dramatic mountainous scenery means there is quite literally something for every photographer. You can read the expedition report from last year on my blog HERE. Summer in the high arctic is a very special time for photographers. With twenty-four hours of daylight the photographic possibilities are quite literally as abundant as the day is long. In fact, what would normally pass for night time is actually one of the best times for photography in the Arctic summer as the light is often soft and ethereal with subtle golden overtones.
If you are interested in travelling to the high Arctic to encounter and photograph polar bears and incredible arctic landscapes then now is the time to act. Places are strictly limited to twelve participants (only two places remaining before it will be sold out). To get an idea of what it is like to participate in an expedition such as this be sure to check out the short film Kingdom of the Ice Bear below. You can download a complete PDF itinerary of the expedition HERE or drop me an email to register your interest.