Svalbard Polar Bear Private Charter Expedition
- June 27th, 2024 - July 6th, 2024
- Spaces Left: SOLD OUT (Maximum 12 Photographers)
In June and July 2024, I am leading a private charter expedition to the pack ice north of Svalbard to photograph Polar Bears and other wildlife and the landscape of this incredible archipelago. This expedition has been designed to provide the best possible opportunities to Photograph Polar Bears in their natural environment. With the reduction in Arctic sea ice, the Polar Bears in Svalbard are dwindling in number and the number of years left to photograph them is unfortunately limited. On this expedition, we will be carrying a naturalist/biologist who specialises in locating Polar Bears and an expedition leader and captain who has years of experience in placing us in the ideal position to make the best photographs. Their expertise will allow us to approach the king of the Arctic as closely and safely as possible and take incredible photographs under wonderful polar light. The expedition is for a strictly limited number of just 12 participants plus a leader and is dedicated to the photography of Polar Bears living and hunting on the sea ice. We intend to sail directly north from the small town of Longyearbyen in Svalbard to approximately 80º degrees North to the very edge of the permanent pack ice. At our northerly most point, we will likely be less than 600 miles from the North Pole. We will be using the ice-hardened expedition ship M.S Freya which will enable us to skirt the edge of the pack ice searching for and photographing Polar Bears. M.S. Freya is widely regarded as one of the best ships in the Arctic for Photography. Our expedition ship is also equipped with sufficient zodiacs and crew for all photographers to shoot simultaneously and plenty of room to spare for camera equipment - So bring what you need! On this expedition, we will also likely photograph Walrus, Seals, Whales, Arctic Foxes and the many Arctic sea birds, including the rare and angelic Ivory Gull. Please note that this is a private charter and is not open to registration.