Tag: Spitzberg

  • Polar bear

    Polar bear

    Polar bear (Ursus maritimus, ours polaire) Svalbard, June 2013.

  • Polar fox

    Polar fox

    One of the nicest and cutest little mammals is observable in the Svalbard archipelago. This one was so unafraid that it came in the middle of our group in order to pee, clearly meaning “this is MY place; You’re just invited here”. Polar fox or arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus, renard polaire) Svalbard, June 2013.

  • Polar bear, king of Svalbard

    Polar bear, king of Svalbard

    Our paths crossed those of several bears (four at the end of the trip) in very different weather conditions. But it was possible to shoot some snapshots of the king of the North. Polar bear (Ursus maritimus, ours polaire) Svalbard, June 2013.

  • Svalbard reindeer

    Svalbard reindeer

    Sometimes, it is said that if Santa Claus lives at the North Pole, his reindeers come from Svalbard. And we met some of them, of course. Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus, renne or caribou). Svalbard, June 2013.

  • Svalbard: A seal

    Svalbard: A seal

    It was a long time in coming, would say some of the obsevrers here. Here come some photos brought back from a wildlife destination much colder than my usual travels of the past. No big cat in the icy Svalbard archipelago. It was in June this year (2013) that I traveled to Spitzberg while the…

  • Polar bear: King of the Artic world

    The polar bear is a fascinating animal. Marion Jonchères presents it in a photo and video documentary. L'Ours Polaire – roi de l'Arctique par mjoncheres