nordaustlandet

TOOTHWALKER - Photo and comment by Dana Allen:  A young walrus bull (Odobenus rosmarus) cautiously approaches as I lay on a rocky beach of Nordaustlandet. The scientific name of a walrus, Odobenus, comes from a combination of old Greek words: “odous” or tooth and “bainos” meaning walk. Often, a walrus will use his tusks to pull his large mass along the ice or out of the surf and onto a rocky beach. Svalbard, Norway. with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops

Edgeyoa, Norway

A “fogbow” is seen on Edgeoya Island in Nordaustlandet, Svalbard, Norway. A photographer sailing the far northern Arctic Ocean captured the ghostly sight of the little-known natural spectacle called a “fogbow” - or white rainbow. This silvery fogbow is created by light from the sun bouncing into water particles held in a cold fog bank. (via The Telegraph)

A dramatic picture taken by Michael Nolan has been dubbed the face of Mother Nature crying on a canvas of melting ice and cascading water on a Norwegian Glacier. Randy Schutt discovered this amazing photo which shows a crying face in an ice cap located on Nordaustlandet, in the Svalbard archipelago of Norway. The tears of this natural sculpture were created by a waterfall of glacial water cascading from one of the face’s eyes.