the role: assistant expedition leader and photographer
the vessel: Akademik sergey vavilov and the akademik ioffe
the region: svalbard (norway), greenland and the canadian arctic
company: peregrine adventures / 3-months duration (svalbard) / 4-months duration (canada)
Polar bears swimming
Female polar bear (Ursus Maritimus) an offspring swimming in open water, Hinlopen Straight, Svalbard, Norway.
Exploring Sjuøyane (the Seven Islands)
Tourists standing on the bow deck of the tourist cruise ship the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, Phippsoya Island, Sjuøyane, The Seven Islands, Svalbard, Norway.
Summer time view of Uummannaq town, Greenland. Uummannaq has Greenland's most northerly ferry terminal and is a base for hunters and fishermen. During winter when the sea ice freezes over, Uummannaq hosts the World Ice Golf Championships.
Reindeer encounter, Svalbard
Tourists take photos of a curious Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), Isfjorden, Oscar II Land, Svalbard, Norway.
Akpatok Island, Newfoundland
Tourists enjoying an evening cruise on motorised inflatable boats known as zodiacs, Akpatok Island, Ungava Bay, Newfoundland, Canada.
Ice arch, Greenland
View of an iceberg arch, Hall Bredning, Renland (Tugtut Nunat), Greenland.
Brünnich’s guillemot bird colony, Norway
Brünnich’s guillemot (Uria lomvia), bird colony on a cliff, Hinlopen Straight, Svalbard, Norway.
Arctic landscape, Svalbard
Iceberg and land, Vibebukta, Gustov Adolf Land, Svalbard, Norway.
Monacobreen Glacier, Svalbard
Tourists in an inflatable motorised boat, passing beneath Monacobreen Glacier, Albert Land, Svalbard, Norway.
Arctic Bay, Canada
Evening view of Arctic Bay settlement, Borden Peninsula, District of Franklin, Canada.
Polar bear sleeping, Svalbard
Polar sleeping on an ice flow, Hinlopen Straight, Svalbard, Norway.
Abandoned huts, Hopedale, Canada
Derelict wooden huts, Hopedale, Hebron, Newfoundland, Canada.
Sea kayaking, Greenland
Tourists sea kayaking past an iceberg, Hall Bredning, Renland, Greenland.
Seal skin boots, Gjoa Haven
Inuit wearing traditionally made seal skin boots, Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, Canada.
Heavy pack ice near Baffin Island, Canada.
Skidoo and house, Gjoa Haven
Skidoo outside a house at Gjoa Haven settlement, King William Island, Nunavut, Canada.
A polar guide and his inflatable motorized boat, known as a Zodiac, being lifted onto the deck of the expedition cruise ship the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, Hambergbukta, Torell Land, Svalbard, Norway.
Icebergs and evening light, Greenland
Icebergs, Hall Bredning, Greenland. Hall Bredning on the east coast of Greenland is the largest fjord complex in the world.
Walruses on a beach, Poolepynten, Broggerhalvoya, Prins Karl Forland, Svalbard, Norway.
Terry Fox icebreaker, Canada
View from the Bridge of the Akademik Ioffe, of the Icebreaker the Terry Fox clearing a path through heavy pack ice, for the polar cruise ship the Akademik Ioffe, Baffin Island, Canada.
Foggy conditions, Svalbard
Polar guide driving an inflatable motorized boat, known as a Zodiac, in foggy conditions near Diskobukta, Edgeoya, Svalbard, Norway.
Evening light over an Arctic landscape, Canada.
Sea kayaking, Qaanaaq
Inuit boy paddling a traditional sea kayak, Qaanaaq, Thule, Greenland.
Two men walking across a street, Ilulissat, Greenland.
The Akademik Ioffe, Coronation Gulf
Passengers on route to the icebreaker the Akademik Ioffe, Coronation Gulf, Nunavut, Canada.
Polar bears, Svalbard
Polar bear mother with two cubs on sea ice. Hinlopen Straight, Svalbard, Norway.