Longyearbyen from Hotellneset Gigapan


Can you spot the reindeer? This Gigapan is about 3 Gigapixels and is made out of 94 images using a 500 mm lens

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See more images of Longyearbyen here.

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Arctic tern attack


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I was forced to wash my clothes after shooting this scene. The overly aggressive arctic terns was striking my head while bombing me with droppings.

More Svalbard birds here.

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The light returns

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The solar return is approaching. In the meantime, we are enjoying the stunning blue light.

More pictures from the twilight period here.

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Daytime aurora boralis

During the continuous darkness of the polar night, you can see the more rare and subdued daytime aurora on Svalbard. On this 360×180 panorama you can see a time lapse of the aurora in the sky. This was photographed at midday December 15th and you can see the little light we have in the south. (The moving aurora does not work on most mobile devices. You need a flash capable browser.)

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Pastel tones

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Lovely pastel tones on the sky over Longyearbyen and the Advenfjord today. We’ve had our last sunset of this year, the sun are below the horizon all day. This picture was taken at noon on October 28 2012.

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Gruve 6 / Mine 6


Mine 6 lies in the valley Adventdalen between Todalen and Bolterdalen.

The mine was opened in 1967 and production started in 1969. In 1981, production was suspended, without all the coal was taken out. The remaining amount of coal is estimated to be about 380 000 tonnes.

See more photos of mines here and from Adventdalen here.

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Autumn in Longyearbyen


It is rare that there is no snow in the end of September. The picture was shot September 24, 2011, on the way up to Platåfjellet. Longyearbyen lay next the bay of Adventfjorden, a branch of Isfjorden.

See more photos of Longyearbyen here and from the autumn here.

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