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Lief­defjord & Wood­fjord – 17 Sep­tem­ber 2018

The wea­ther is almost sca­ry. Blue sky, cold, clear air.

The fur­ther we sail into Lief­defjord, the more ice is drif­ting on the water. We crui­se slow­ly bet­ween the smal­ler ber­gy bits and lar­ger ice­bergs.

Liefdefjord

The moun­ta­ins and gla­ciers are shi­ning in the sun. The land­scape is cul­mi­na­ting near Mona­co­b­reen and Seli­ger­breen, the lar­ge gla­ciers in Lief­defjord. A sym­pho­ny of gla­ciers and water, blue ice and blue sky, strong colours and sharp mir­ror images.

Gletscher im Liefdefjord

In the Lief­defjord the lar­ge gla­ciers Mona­co­b­reen and Seli­ger­breen impress.

Later, we find a wal­rus cow with her calf on an ice floe, and then a beard­ed seal.

In Wood­fjord, we find a polar bear fami­ly, so we spend the after­noon with wild­life wat­ching rather than tun­dra hiking. A mother with two first year cubs, all of them well-fed and in good shape. Love­ly to see.

Polar bear family, Kapp Auguste Viktoria

Well fed: Polar bear fami­ly, Kapp Augus­te Vik­to­ria

They fol­low the coast­li­ne as polar bears fre­quent­ly do, swim a bit in the fjord and then back to the shore, while the sun is cas­ting red light on the red land­scape. An incre­di­ble pic­tu­re.

Kapp Auguste Viktoria

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