torsdag 23. juni 2011

June 21st

First of today are a couple of pictures of a local rarity: The Wigeon (Brunnakke). Even though it is a common sight at times in different parts of Europe, up here in the Arctic Ocean we are not blessed with the sight of this charming duck every day. And when it still keeps its breeding plumage I could not let an opportunity to photograph it pass!

This and the next picture shows how difficult to see the birds that are breeding on the tundra around Longyearbyen and elsewhere on Svalbard. In the middle of the upper photo lies a female Common Eider (Ærfugl), which the bottom picture clearly shows. This also shows the difference of taking a poicture with 150 mm and 500 mm zoom!

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