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.

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.


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