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
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.
Austfonna is an ice cap located on Nordaustlandet in the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. Covering an area of 8, 105 km2 (8, 492 km2 including Vegafonna) it is the largest ice cap by area and with 1, 900 km3 (excluding Vegafonna) the second largest by volume in Europe, after the Vatnajokull in Iceland (not counting the still larger Severny Island ice cap of Novaya Zemlya, Russia, which is located in the extreme northeast of Europe), and the seventh largest in the world. http://dlvr.it/KT1RgY