Tag: svalbard

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Common Eider Duck, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Eider drake stands on a roadway outside Longyearbyen, while craning its neck to vocalise its oh-oooo call. Common Eider Duck, Somateria mollissima, at the dog yard outside Longyearbyen, on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, Svalbard. The eider nest between two enclosures of sled dogs on the outskirts of Longyearbyen, where the eggs are safe from the arctic fox, which is too scared to come close to the howling dogs. Picture made during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition, 2010 Listen to the Common Eider: (apologies for wind noise)

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Cracked Tundra, Ny Alesund, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Cracked Tundra, Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. Photographed during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010. www.greenpeace.org/arctic2010

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Siberian driftwood, Ny-Alesund, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Driftwood, probably from Siberian forests on the beach at Ny-Alesund, Kongsfjord, Svalbard - where there are no trees. Photographed during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010. http://www.greenpeace.org/arctic2010

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } View of the mountains across the Adventfjordren from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. View of the mountains across the Adventfjordren from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Snowing on the sunset at the mouth of Isfjord, Svalbard, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Snowing on the sunset at the mouth of Isfjord, Spitsbergen, in the Norwegian archipelego of Svalbard. Seen from the deck of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, during an expedition to examine the effects of climate change on the Arctic.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Svalbard Global Seed Vault, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. More pictures here » Nestled into the rocky waste of plataberget Mountain about Svalbard's airport, the Global Seed Vault is at once startling and innocuous. Designed by architect Peter W. Søderman at Barlindhaug Consulting, this concrete, steel and glass structure is the first layer of security to a repository of millions of seeds from around the world, stored here in case of disaster, disease, or war. The Svalbard Global Seed Bank is situated 120 metres (390 ft) inside a sandstone mountain at Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen Island, in the Svalbard archipelago about 1300km from the North Pole. Svalbard was considered ideal for the bank, due to low tectonic activity and its permafrost, which will aid preservation. Even...