Male Snow Bunting, Svalbard

Male snow bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis

Male Snow Bunting, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography.

Male Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, on tundra, with coal fragments from old coalmine at Ny-Alesund, Spitsbergen, Svalbard.
Photographed during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010.

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.