The marine bear - lesser known facts.

September 27, 2012  •  4 Comments
Polar bears are maybe one of the most fascinating species on the planet. This, the largest bear (Ursus maritimus) (not Ursula maritimus as one of the expedition staff said...) is a marine species, and although general hunting of them has ceased, they are very vulnerable, especially to the consequences of climate change - loss of their main habitat,...
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Svalbard late summer

September 03, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Tomorrow the workshop with Seth Resnick and John Paul Caponigro starts. I can't wait! We have arrived on Spitsbergen, and have taken an extra day in Longyearbyen to stock up on wool underwear and see that wonderful place again. The ship leaves tomorrow, so today we took a "safari trip" to sea. A very rough ride, so I almost gave up on photography,...
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Maybe I should start scuba diving?

August 15, 2012  •  1 Comment
The holiday This year's summer holiday abroad was carefully chosen. I wanted to take the kids somewhere hot, but still in a country I would feel relatively safe alone with two teenagers. And of course - a pretty marine environment wouldn't go amiss, even though this was a holiday. The Greek island of Alonissos was chosen for it's (according to th...
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Snorkeling snaps

July 30, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
I recently got an Olympus E-PL3 with an underwater housing for underwater photography, which I'm trying to get aquainted with. I have added a strobe (Olympus UFL-1) with a tray and strobe arm connected with an optical cable, so I don't have it directly above the camera. Also, a wide angle and macro wet lenses are part of the kit. I can't scuba dive...
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Varanger peninsula - birds galore!

June 10, 2012  •  2 Comments
At Whitsun, I attended a course about the birds of the Varanger peninsula in Finnmark, Norway. Just as the temperatures hit 25-30 degrees Centigrade in the south of Norway, I headed as far north and especially as far east as I could get on the Norwegian mainland. The Norwegian Ornithology Society organizes birding and bird-photography courses and t...
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