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Norway: Svalbard Archipelago- Search for Polar Bears

August 2015

all seasons in one day

Watch Our Most Recent Travel Video from the Arctic in search of Polar Bears here:

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Ever wonder what it would be like to cruise through the sea ice in search of polar bears in their natural habitat? One of the main reasons people travel to Svalbard is to see polar bears in the wild. This video takes place far north in the Svalbard archipelago and through the sea ice in search of Polar Bears. We were aboard the icebreaker ship Plancius on the August 2015 trip with Oceanwide Expeditions.

Glaciers, rugged coastal mountains and snowy landscapes offer the perfect backdrop to seeing polar bears. We encountered lots of other amazing wildlife including walruses, whales, seals, Svalbard reindeer and tons of seabirds including puffins, kittiwakes and skuas among others.
We visited glaciers, research stations, historical sites with lots of shore landings with chances to hike in the unique landscapes.

Hope you enjoy and let us know if you have any questions!
Tony and Ruby

Posted by Tony.Ruby 23:27 Archived in Norway Tagged animals wildlife travel bears polar blog Comments (0)

USA:California:Huge Pod of Dolphins and some Gray Whales!

January 15, 2017

sunny 53 °F

Wow! What an incredible day on the water! Sunny gorgeous weather and HUNDREDS of dolphins and sea lions along with humpback and grey whales! Moss Landing is one of our favorite local places to visit and is just outside of Monterey California, about 2 hours south of San Francisco.

Close up of a beautiful humpback tail fluke

A long- beaked common dolphin takes a breath near the water's surface!

Beautiful Common Dolphins reflecting on glassy water
Beautiful Common Dolphins reflecting on glassy water
A Gray Whale shows off it's tail fluke
The back of a Gray Whale- it looks completely different from a Humpback's back! Notice they white markings.
Another beautiful close up of a humpback tail fluke

Check out the video and pics below!

Posted by Tony.Ruby 21:14 Archived in USA Tagged animals water wildlife travel whales dolphins tourist whale watching humpbacks Comments (3)

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