- Posted April 18, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Wildlife in the High Arctic
I had the great luck to observe (some times too close for comfort), these beautiful so majestic Arctic animals in their own habitat in the High Arctic from 2009 – 2012. These are not professional photos just lucky and unique snapshots of a magical icy world.
Photos by Jutka T. Emoke Barabas
Camera Panasonic Lumix FZ 35
1, A majestic Polar bear, Storoya Island, Svalbard Region, 2010
2, A “thinking” Polar Bear Storoya Island, (Svalbard Region) 2010
3, Humpback Whales playing in the Arctic Ocean, 2011
4, Two Polar bears, Storoya Island, (Svalbard Region) 2010
5, Unlikely friends, Arctic Ocean 2010
6, Polar bears of Svalbard, 2009
7, A seldom Arctic “fata morgana”, a reflection on the surface of the icy water. In the reality it was just one bird present. It is a very seldom occurrence and I was lucky enough to catch this incredible show of nature.
8, Resting on a melting ice berg. The Polar bears are endangered species and they will be the innocent victims of the global warming as well. They cannot swim too far and when they cannot find an ice berg to rest, they drown, Arctic Ocean 2010.
9, A close encounter - a rare glimpse into a Polar bear beautiful eyes and soul, Kvitoya Island, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Region, 2010
10, Ice birds, Svalbard Region, 2009