What’s in a name

Svalbard Poppy
Svalbard Poppy

Svalbard Poppies are more or less the national flower for Spitsbergen. These nice creamy white flowers can be found in quite harsh environments. With this image I not only wanted to show the beauty of the flower, but by using a wide angle lens I also showed something of the spectacular scenery of Spitsbergen, the island that gave its name to the flower.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.


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