Thursday, October 04, 2007

Bear Island (Bjørnøya)

July, 2007
North! We have left the rugged shoreline of Norway and are sailing north to Bear Island (Bjørnøya) in Barent's Sea, part of the Svalbard Archipeligo
The Fuglefjellet cliffs (411m) on Bear Island (Bjørnøya) in the Svalbard Archipeligo form the highest seabird cliffs in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Juvenile puffin on flat calm waters.

Northern fulmars on the wing in the Barent's Sea on the way to Bear Island.

Northern fulmar reflected in calm waters.

Parent and chick black-legged kittiwake on a nest on a cliff edge on Bear Island.

Common guillemot taking flight near the Fuglefjellet cliffs on Bear Island (Bjørnøya.)

Got one! A common guillemot suddenly has an uninvited dinner guest!

Brünnich’s guillemot nesting near the Fuglefjellet cliffs on Bear Island (Bjørnøya.) In North America this bird species is known as the thick-billed murre

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