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Mona­co­breen – 20th Sep­tem­ber 2015

The shared gla­cier front of Mona­co­breen and Seli­ger­breen does not exist any­mo­re. It has retrea­ted so much that the moun­tain Storting­spre­si­den­ten reaches the shore and sepa­ra­tes the form­er­ly shared gla­cier front into two sepa­ra­te ones. Which does not make the who­le sce­ne­ry less impres­si­ve. High ice walls, thun­de­ring cal­vings, count­less ice­bergs with shapes and colours no human being could invent. Young kit­ti­wa­kes con­fu­se novice bird­wat­chers. Mean­while, the gla­cier hikers are play­ing in the crev­as­se fiel­ds of Mona­co­breen.

Pho­to Horn­baek­pol­len 20. Sep­tem­ber 2015

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A polar bear in Ler­nerøya­ne makes a pro­mi­sing appearan­ce just to disap­pe­ar behind a rocky ridge as we get clo­ser. So now we are calm­ly sai­ling – yes, under sail – up Woodfjord in beau­ti­ful evening light.

Pho­to Mona­co­breen – 20th Sep­tem­ber 2015

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Pho­to Woodfjord – 20th Sep­tem­ber 2015 – 1/2

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Pho­to Woodfjord – 20th Sep­tem­ber 2015 – 2/2

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By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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