Friday, September 30, 2011

for animal lovers

During the summer the Arctic is host to huge wildlife populations. We have been extremely lucky to see as much as we have, now that it is almost winter.

geese migrating south

barnacle geese  branta leucopsis

kittiwake  Rissa tridactyla


purple sandpiper  Calidris maritima

snow bunting  Plectrophenax nivalis


svalbard ptarmigan  Lagopus muta hyperborea



svalbard reindeer on Nordensiƶld plateau  Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus
arctic fox  Vulpes lagopus 
fox footprints on the summit of Sarkofagen mountain

1 comment:

  1. Me and my brother are animal lovers and I must say that animals can give us happiness too.

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