Svalbard expedition cruise with Polar Quest

Staffan joined Polar Quest as a lecturer and expedition photographer on a Svalbard expedition cruise with m/s Quest, 2-12/9. The group spent 10 nights on the ship and made several landings with Zodiacs to explore the Arctic landscapes and wildlife. Fantastic encounters with walrus, Svalbard reindeer, arctic fox, polar bear, beluga whale and bearded seal provided great photo opportunities and some memories for life. So did the ”Polar plunge” in the Arctic Ocean at the 80th parallel.

Bearded seal, Erignathus barbatus, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway (Staffan Widstrand)