A completely different world to Antarctica, but wild and beautiful in its own way. The Arctic Circle is very special. Nothing can quite describe the feeling as you gently cut through sea ice, in search of Polar bears. The way your heart pounds in that moment you finally see one is extraordinary.
All my photos taken along around Svalbard: Spitsbergen, Greenland Sea and Storfjorden, in July 2015. With thanks to the wonderful, passionate, knowledgeable expedition staff and crew on the Silver Explorer, a ship operated by SilverSea.