Whales (again).

I know, I’m in the high Arctic. I should be blogging about Polar Bears, Walruses and Beluga’s. But this year is much more the year of the Blue Whales… Polar Bears are very hard to find (the last three days in the sea ice searching resulted in 0 bears, the last trip had no bears at all), but we see Blue Whales all over the place. I’ve written about it before already, they used to be rare and now we see them on (nearly) every trip.

20170628_Arjen_Drost_47349
Two Blue Whales

They are especially found at the mouth of the large fjords at the west coast. During the past trip we had six at the mouth of Isfjord and later two more at the mouth of Kongsfjord. Apparently there is a special current that brings up food for them to the surface.

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.

3 comments

Submit a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s