Svalbard High Arctic Archipelago 78 to 80 North - 3 to 13 July 2007

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Adult Ivory Gull on Sperm Whale carcass (same dead whale as 2006) at Bourbonhamma. 9 July 2007.

 

Adult Ivory Gulls congregate at a food source such as this whale carcass. 9 July 2007

 

Svalbard Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus mutus hyperboreus is a subspecies endemic to Svalbard. Longyearbyen, 13 July 2007.

 

Atlantic Puffins at Worlseyneset on 11 July 2007

 

Red-throated Loon on nest at Worsleynesset. 11 July 2007.

 

Arctic tern and chick in Ny-Alesund, world's most northerly settlement. 12 July 2007.

 

Leucistic Black-legged Kittiwake, lacks normal pigmentation. Diskobukta, 7 July 2007.

 

Black-legged Kittiwake colony in canyon at Diskobukta holds about 6000 pairs. 7 July 2007.

 

Red Phalarope, a shorebird.that breeds in the High Arctic.

 

About 100,000 Dovekies (Little Auk) breed in large cliff colony near Polish Research Station at Isbjornhamner. 4 July 2007.

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