Svalbard 2003 and 2004

7/24/2005: Svalbard // Click here to open (or close) the description

The Svalbard archipelago – sometimes referred as to Spitsbergen – is situated half-way between Norway and the North Pole. No other place in the High Arctic offers a comparable abundance of polar features and wildlife in such a limited area. The scenery of peaked mountains and huge glaciers under the Midnight Sun as well as the flora and fauna fascinated me any time I had visited this remote area. In 2003 and 2004 I took part in expedition voyages on board of the Russian vessel “MV Molchanov”. Most pictures of the Svalbard main gallery and Svalbard wildlife gallery were taken with Canon 1Ds, 10D and 1V cameras. I mostly used the 16-35mm/f2.8, 28-70mm/f2.8 and 70-200mm/f2.8 zooms for photographing the landscape and the 600mm/f4.0 and 300mm/f2.8 lenses +1,4x converter for wildlife shots.