A tough life. Whooper swans ride out a ferocious blizzard in Lónsfjörður, East Fjords of Iceland. I wouldn’t have been out making images if not for Börkur Hrólfsson who expertly negotiated the hazardous conditions (see video below). The video is also available on YouTube.
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Dive-bombed by Arctic terns. The Oystercatchers in the first two images below were perturbed by my intrusion into their nesting space and registered their displeasure with harried calls. Soon thereafter the nearby colony of Arctic terns sensed my presence, and the reaction was fierce. They set upon me with an intent to draw blood (see […]
Cheeky little fellow. We came across this Arctic Fox pup a couple of weeks ago in Möðrudalur in the north Highlands of Iceland. At 469 metres, it is the highest farm in the country. Although blessed with stark beauty, this is a harsh environment burdened by unforgiving winter weather. The future is not too bright […]