Roy Mangersnes - Breaking ice


In March and April I visited the high Arctic for the first time using a boat in winter. It was amazing to see this magical place at this time of the year from a different perspective. However, things were not normal this year. Already in March we were able to reach almost 81 degrees north, like we normally do in July. Also most of the fjords on the western and northern side of the Svalbard archipelago had very little ice. Warm water has been gathering along the coast although the winter and February was the warmest ever recorded up here. The ice that has formed on the fjords are very thin and the warm water is melting it from below. Things are changing in the Arctic, and it is not for the better…

Location: Spitsbergen, Svalbard

Tags: Arctic, ice, svalbard, winter

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  1. Sven Zacek said:

    02/05/2016 16:55

    Realy, really, really, REALLY dusty sensor my friend!

  2. Roy Mangersnes said:

    02/05/2016 21:24

    That is the downside of shooting black and white with falling snow in the air, they turn in to "dust"... :-/