Moon ring!

Last July I was leading a group of photographers on a trip around Svalbard, not far from the North Pole. Highlights of the trip included polar bears and other wildlife, but other subjects caught our attention too. One example was parhelion, where the sunlight refracts through high-altitude ice crystals to …

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Ice and mist, Svalbard

Kittiwakes in the mist (A2_086917) This image was made during this July’s LuminOdyssey photography expedition to Svalbard. I made this image while standing on the deck of our ship while we prepared to board our Zodiacs to explore the glacier in this fjord up close. Fog was flowing down off …

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Walrus antics, Svalbard

Peek-a-boo! (A2_083872) Just for a change in pace, here’s one of the many images I made in July this year while leading a LuminOdyssey photography group around Svalbard in the high Arctic. We were travelling on Aurora Expeditions‘ Polar Pioneer, an ice-strengthened expedition ship. She’s often described as “one rating …

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Planning flights

Unfortunately, travelling with camera gear on an international trip is not a simple exercise. You need to pack the gear suitably for getting on and off planes, transiting airports, etc. But before sorting that out, you need to organise your flights! When booking flights there are many issues to consider, …

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