It was way too early on Tuesday morning when our alarms woke us. We were heading out bright and early today on the ultimate of wildlife quests: seeing a polar bear in the wild. There are very few places where you can see one of the greatest predators on Earth in its natural habitat, and Svalbard is one of them. In order to give us even a chance of seeing a bear, we would need to travel to the island’s east coast and to the edge of the sea ice. There are no roads outside of the settlement, and so we will be traversing the trackless wilderness on snowmobile. And once we’re out there, there is no guarantee that we’ll even glimpse a bear; this is nature, not a zoo. But we were going to give it a shot. … [Read more...] about Chasing Polar Bears In Svalbard: DDF Arctic Adventure Photo DO Trip Notes, Part 2
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1. Su, 3/6, UA4249, CLE-EWR, 2:30pm-4:10pm, Coach, ER42:45 connection in Newark2. Su, 3/6, SK908, EWR-OSL, 6:55pm-8:15am, Business, 3332:25 connection in Oslo3. Mo, 3/7, SK4414, OSL-TOS, 9:55am-11:45am, Business, 7380:35 tech stop in Tromsø4. Mo, 3/7, SK4414, TOS-LYR, 12:45pm-2:00pm, Business, 738Stopover: 2 nights in Longyearbyen/Svalbard5. We, 3/9, SK4491, LYR-OSL, 1:50pm-4:45pm, Business, 7380:45 connection in Oslo6. We, 3/9, SK348, OSL-TRD, 5:30pm-6:25pm, Business, 7380:40 connection in Trondheim 7. We, 3/9, SK4576, TRD-BOO, 7:05pm-8:05pm, Business, 7360:40 connection in Bodø8. We, 3/9, WF816, BOO-LKN, 9:00pm-9:25pm, Coach, DH2Stopover: 5 nights in Leknes/Lofoten Islands9. Mo, 3/14, WF827, LKN-BOO, 6:10am-6:35am, Coach, DH26:05 connection in Bodø/Saltstraumen Maelstrom10. Mo, 3/14, SK4111, BOO-OSL, 12:40pm-2:10pm, Business, 73G2:00 connection in Oslo11. Mo, 3/14, SK830, OSL-CDG, 4:10pm-6:35pm, … [Read more...] about DDF Adventure Photo DO Trip Notes Part 2: Svalbard And The High Arctic