• An abandoned coal mine, more than 100 years old, on a mountainside near Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • Formed by very strong high-elevation winds over mountain peaks, dramatic lenticular clouds soar above Hamiltonbukta in the northwest region of the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • The ablation zone of Nathorstbreen, a glacier that is currently surging rapidly, in Van Keulenfjord within Bellsund, on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • Ecotourism boats (Zodiacs) at Samarinbreen Glacier on Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • Ancient bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) bones slowly decomposing near the remains of a 17th century whaling station at Gashamna in Hornsund on the island of Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • An enormous chunk of ice calves off the face of a glacier in Liefdefjorden, Spitsbergen.
  • Nesting Br�’s guillemots (Uria lomvia) at Alkefjellet, the "guillemot cliffs," in Hinlopenstretet (Hinlopen Strait), within the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • An adult little auk (Alle alle), aka Dovkie, at the Fuglesangen breeding colony on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • The remains of a cable-car system used in the early part of the 20th century to transport coal from mountain minesto the coast at Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) resting on offshore rocks at Kvitoya, the easternmost island in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • A young Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus), in dark summer pelage, crosses a fast-moving meltwater stream to hunt for birds.
  • Virgohamna, Danskoya, Spitsbergen, Svalbard
  • Mast for the airship Norge in Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, Norway.
  • An adult Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) pauses while grazing on the tundra near Kapp Lee on Edgeoya in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • The receding edge of the ice cap on Kvitoya (White Island), the easternmost island in the Svalbard Archipelago.
  • Detail of the receding glacier Hamiltonbreen in Hamiltonbukta on Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • Detail of the receding glacier Hamiltonbreen in Hamiltonbukta on Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • The disintegrating remains of small whaling boats and a large pile of beluga whale bones (Delphinapterus leucas) on the beach at Ahlstrandodden in Bellsund, on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • A bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) rests on a small iceberg near the receding glacier Hamiltonbreen in Hamiltonbukta, Spitsbergen, Svalbard.
  • Remains of a 17th century blubber oven (including concretized chunks of whale blubber) at Smeerenburg on Amsterdamoya, in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • A subadult male polar bear (Ursus maritimus) stranded ashore on Storoya in Norway's Svalbard Archipelago due to lack of sea ice.
  • Disintegrating chunks of ice at the calving front of Lilliehookbreen (Lilliehook Glacier)  in Lilliehook Fjorden on Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • Pink-footed geese (Anser brachyrhynchus) rest on melting ice at the base of a towering cliff, next to an immense waterfall fed by glacial meltwater. Alkefjellet, Hinlopenstretet (Hinlopen Strait), Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • Brasvellbreen ice cap, Nordaustlandet, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • A polar bear mother (on right) and her twin cubs (about 2 years old) resting on a floe of sea ice in heavy fog, in the Arctic Ocean north of Svalbard above 81-degrees North.
  • Ivory gull (Pagophila eburnea) on sea ice in the Arctic Ocean north of Svalbard, above 81-degrees North.
  • A very large iceberg with a natural arch, calved from the Samarinbreen glacier in Samarinvagen on Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • Patterned ground in the polar desert on Nordaustlandet near the shore of the Arctic Ocean in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • Black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) and skuas at the ice cap on Kvitoya (White Island), the easternmost island in the Svalbard Archipelago.
  • Mountains (Sofiekammen) and melting ice in Burgerbukta, Hornsund, Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • A receding section of Lilliehookbreen (Lilliehook Glacier) in Lilliehook Fjorden on Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • Adult male polar bears feeding on the remains of a seal kill, on sea ice in the Arctic Ocean north of Svalbard, near 81-degrees North.
  • Atlantic Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus)
  • An adult female polar bear stranded ashore on Phippsoya in Norway's Svalbard Archipelago due to lack of sea ice.
  • A receding section of the Samarinbreen glacier in Samarinvagen on Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • A fog bow arches across scattered floes of melting sea ice in Olgastretet, accompanied by a Brocken spectre and glory. Sunlight shining on fog created the optical phenomena.
  • A large wave rolls away from the face of Lilliehookbreen (Lilliehook Glacier), following calving and disentegration of an immense chunk of ice.
  • Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) at Virgohamna on Danskoya in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • A polar bear mother (on right) and her twin cubs (about 2 years old) resting on a floe of sea ice in heavy fog, in the Arctic Ocean north of Svalbard above 81-degrees North.
  • Colony of cliff-nesting black-legged kittiwakes
  • An adult male polar bear on sea ice in the Arctic Ocean north of Svalbard, near 81-degrees North.
  • Remains of a 17th century blubber oven (including concretized chunks of whale blubber) at Smeerenburg on Amsterdamoya, in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • An adult Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus), in dark summer pelage, carrying a fledgling black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) it has killed at a nesting colony on the cliffs at Raddesletta within Diskobukta, on Edge�sland in the Svalbard Archipelago, No
  • Brasvellbreen ice cap, Nordaustlandet, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • An adult male polar bear "still-hunting" on sea ice in the Arctic Ocean north of Svalbard near 81-degrees North.
  • Svalbard Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) on the tundra at Eidembukta on Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • An adult Atlantic Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) near L䨸ya Island, in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • An adult little auk (Alle alle), aka Dovkie, at the Fuglesangen breeding colony on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • Piles of beluga whale bones (Delphinapterus leucas) on the beach at Ahlstrandodden in Bellsund, on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • A large, ancient bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) bone lies on the ground, slowly decomposing, near the remains of a 17th century whaling station at Gashamna within Hornsund on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.

Svalbard Archipelago