Roy Mangersnes - Kittiwakes

 

Sometimes we see hundreds of Kittiwakes in front of the blue glacier walls on Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Here they find food among the melting ice, and every time the glacier collapses they take of in a uniform swarm. This particular place there must have been several thousand birds, and after a long wait a piece of ice came down and they all lifted from the water in a graceful panic.


Location: Spitsbergen, Svalbard

Tags: Arctic, kittiwake, svalbard


We’d love you to comment on our photographs. If you can, please do so in English. And as we are here under our own names, we’d appreciate if you would do the same when commenting.

* optional
Your email address will not be published.

Comments

  1. Hans Strand said:

    03/08/2015 21:31

    Superb shot Roy. Me like a lot !

  2. fabien said:

    26/08/2015 11:43

    Wonderful