Arctic Illusion by schmidchris

Polar bears are tied to the sea ice for nearly all of their life cycle functions. Over the past 25 years, the summer sea ice melt period has lengthened, and summer sea ice cover has declined by over half a million square miles.

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Halwyll by Arild_Heitmann

Halwyll Mountain in Adventdalen on Svalbard. One of countless mountains on this remote arctic island. The arctic light up here is truly tremendous and something i`ve fallen in love with.

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Unforgiving by chasedekker

A polar bear stands alone amongst a desolate and bleak landscape in the frozen seas of Svalbard. Even with his seal carcass, he will eventually have to leave the certainty of his ice floe and swim miles in search of his next meal.

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Adventdalen by stianklo

I have a thing for ice and it’s artistic shapes and patterns. You can imagine my fascination when I stumbled upon this composition in the arctic Svalbard, just a few hours before my flight home to the mainland Norway. With no time to waste I quickly set up my tripod and tried to balance everything ..with no luck! shit, the light was fading out quickly …what to do! screw the tripod I thought, and laid down on my stomach, balanced the D810 on the crisp and thin layer of ice and focus stacked the entire scene. My jacket and pants were filthy AF afterwards (I realised some geese had taken a massive dump in the area too late), but it was all worth it !

Big thanks to my buddy Ryan Dyar for helping me out with editing this image. I can highly recommend his tutorials!

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