Polar Bears of Svalbard Expedition Report

July 25th - August 4th, 2018

This July and August 2018 I lead my annual expedition north of Svalbard in search of Polar Bears, Walrus, Arctic Fox and of course spectacular Arctic landscapes – Polar Bears of Svalbard. With our small group of just twelve photographers and our ice hardened expedition class ship we were perfectly prepared for ten days of Arctic photography under the midnight sun (it turned out to be an absolute gem of an expedition). July and August are just a fantastic time of the year to visit Svalbard. With twenty four hours of daylight (the sun never sets this time of year) the opportunities for photography are literally non-stop and we took advantage on many occasions to photograph late into the evening and early hours of the morning. Working late into the night (when the sun is still low in the sky) not only extends the amount of time available for photography but it also offers the opportunity to work in a variety of lighting conditions. Typically late evening and early morning provide the softest light in Svalbard this time of year. With the option of working through the night we also have the luxury of being able to choose the best time of day or night to photograph in a given location.


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