High Arctic Journey — Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland


The Arctic is a special place. If you spend a lot of time looking at photos and watching television shows, you’ll quickly get the impression that it’s so full of life that close-up wildlife encounters are the norm. The reality, however, is a bit more complicated. Arctic wildlife is almost universally hunted, and thus animals are understandably wary of human presence. Spotting wildlife takes a careful naturalist’s eye and requires days spent scanning the tundra through spotting scopes and binoculars — and that’s just to find it!

Enjoy some of these photos from the latest trip, along with some of the stories and insights that go along with them.