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At 78˚ north, lying halfway between Norway and the North Pole, Svalbard is a wild land of glaciers and frozen tundra,

making it an irresistible destination for wildlife photographers. I first visited in May 2018 with a group of Italian photographers, specifically to photograph Arctic Foxes predating eider nests around the town of Longyearbyen. With unforgettable close encounters with a ghostly white fox within minutes of arriving, Svalbard has now become an annual fixture in my photographic year. With 24 hours of daylight, summertime is a great time to enjoy a rich variety of other wildlife such as breeding King and Common Eider, Phalaropes, Ptarmigan, and migrating Whales in the fjords. 

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Red-Necked Phalarope
Little Auk
Grey Phalarope
King Eiders mating
Svalbard Ptarmigan
Grey Phalaropes mating
Red-Necked Phalarope
Svalbard Ptarmigan
Iceland Gull
Little Auk
Little Auks
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Pink-Footed Geese
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Purple Sandpiper
King Eiders
Snow Bunting
Svalbard Ptarmigan
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Female with nest material
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Incubating egg
At the nest
Emerging from the sea
Walrus and Iceland Gull
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Walrus and Mountain
Arctic Fox
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Arctic Fox chasing Pink-Footed Geese
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Eiders
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