Photographers’ Voyage around Svalbard II

An additional gallery was added referring to a second photographers’ voyage around the Svalbard archipelago I had joined in 2009 onboard the small expedition vessel MV Origo – just one year after the 2008 voyage on the same ship  which up to this point had been my 6th visit. Every trip around Svalbard is different, i.e. in 2009 including encounters with many polar bears feeding on a fin whale carcass and particularily the sight of a spectacular but somewhat macabre polar bear cannibalism. For the itinerary and some details of the trip please see the description. Comprehensive information on the Svalbard archipelago, the impact of climate change, growing tourism etc. is provided in the description of the 2008 voyage, accessible via the corresponding gallery drop down menu. .