The return of the Sun

I already wrote about the end of the Polar Night, but until today we hadn’t seen the sun actually rise above the mountains. Either the mountains were too high, or it was clouded. Today this changed. While being in port in Tromsø, suddenly a buzz of excitement went through the ship. The sun was visible over the mountains for the first time. For most of the crew, this was the first sunrise of the year, for me the first one in little over two weeks.

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Almost there, only some mountains in the way.

Now it’s really the end of the Polar night and the light conditions will change rapidly now. Which means the light will become even more spectacular, which, hopefully, will result in nice pictures.

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There she is! The first real sunrise of the year in Tromsø

But at least we can enjoy the sight of the sun again, if only for a few minutes per day.

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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