The endless forest

After four weeks of guiding in Northern Norway, it’s now time for some relaxing moments myself. This means I head back to the snow and enjoy the Arctic winter myself. Snowshoeing, cross country skiing, aurora hunting and, of course, taking many pictures. Now I finally have the time do stop and spent as much time as I want and do my own thing.

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Low sun in the taiga

We chose northern Finland for this, away from boats, coastlines and into the taiga. The neverending forest that stretches from Scandinavia all through the continent to the eastern parts of Siberia. I’ve been to the taiga many times in summer, but never in winter. Not a lot of animals or birds, but the scenery is spectacular.

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The taiga from above

Snow-covered pine trees with deep snow on the ground and only now and then the tracks of a Snow Hare or some Siberian Jays searching for food. No matter what the weather is, it’s great here. The sun adds something, but also when it’s overcast, the white wonderland never stops to amaze.

 

 

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.

One comment

  • Love seeing your snowy landscapes. This winter we had no winter. It is the first time in my life I haven’t worn any winter boots. I guess this is the future.

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