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Svalbard

Polar Bears, Seals and Walrus Amongst Stunning Landscapes

July 5–15, 2023

Svalbard’s location between continental Norway and the North Pole places it squarely in an area with some of the most impressive displays of wildlife in one of the largest undisturbed arctic environments on the planet. Glaciers, snow-covered mountain ranges, and fjords cover much of the archipelago. We hope to see and photograph polar bears, many types of seabirds, reindeer, arctic fox, whales, walruses, and other marine mammals.

Since it is a series of islands, Svalbard is best explored by private expedition ship. We’ve strictly limited this workshop to 12 guests on our own private, ice-strengthened ship. With such a high instructor-to-guest ratio, there will be plenty of time for one-on-one instruction and our signature image reviews. We will work with you in the field to capture better wildlife and landscapes images. Back on the ship, we will show you how to process your images so that you’d be proud to hang them on your wall.

The focus of this workshop will be the abundant wildlife—think polar bears on ice, breeding birds, walrus, whales, and seals. Then there is the awe-inspiring scenery that surrounds you. Our schedule has been designed to optimize our time on small-boat excursions. We use two large Zodiacs to get off the ship and get close to the wildlife, and into the frozen landscape. With 24 hours of daylight, the photography never stops!

Location
Cost
Based on cabin choice
Dates
Jul 5, 2023 - Jul 15, 2023
Activity Level
Easy - You can live on a small ship for a week and are able to climb up and down steep stairs on the ship, and get in and out of zodiacs into knee-deep water at times. Short walks on land.
Your Pros
Talor Stone, Jeff Wendorff
Group Size
Open for Registration
Limited to 12 Guests