As a nature photographer, it’s often good to have a spotter. Someone who keeps an eye on what’s happening around you, while you’re focussed on taking pictures. This trip I got that help from a surprising corner. Where one day the captain called me to get me out of my cabin for an ice-filled bay, the next day he was pointing me towards the whales. While I was standing on the bow for a lower angle, he was on the bridge (where else…). From there, he had a much better overview and every now and then he would call me on the radio to point me towards new whales. It’s always a pleasure to work with a team like this.

Humpback Whale


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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