HIGHLIGHTSLearn and Develop New
Chase will teach you how to master your camera to get the best wildlife
images possible. In addition to teaching you how to edit your images
after wildlife sightings right on the ship. He is an expert in all
camera systems and he teaches from beginner to expert how to take
breathtaking images. While on the expedition, Chase will be hosting
group photography tutorials in addition to one on one photography
sessions so that you are taken care of and prepared before wildlife
sightings. He shares his years of experience and doesn't hold anything
back when teaching his techniques, skills, settings and unique artistic
approaches to wildlife photography. His main goal of these expeditions
is that you produce the very best wildlife images you can shoot while
on this trip. Chase is very approachable and he has a contagious
passion for wildlife, wildlife photography and teaching photography.
Svalbard Photo Tour
- Numerous opportunities to photograph Svalbard's wild and
stunning landscapes from the ship and shore.
- Get up close and photograph glaciers and sea ice.
- Develop your photography skills in the field with a highly
experienced Arctic photographer.
- Learn about the area from an expert Svalbard guide.
- Encounter the wildlife which could include polar bears,
walruses, Arctic foxes, Svalbard reindeer, and whales.
- Photograph and explore the coastline by Zodiac landing
- Comfortable, and intimate ice-strengthened expedition
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Cabin D Single shared facility||Cabin C Twin shared facility||Cabin B Twin||Cabin A Dbl|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
Cabin D Single shared facility
Cabin B Twin
Cabin A Dbl
Day 1 Depart Longyearbyen
Day 2 Prins Karls Foreland
Day 3 Sea Ice
Day 4 North-west Spitsbergen
Day 5 North-west Spitsbergen
Day 6 North-west Spitsbergen
Day 7 North-west Spitsbergen
Day 8 Ny-Alesund
Day 9 Arrive Longyearbyen
Day 1 : Longyearbyen
Our Svalbard photo tour departs from Longyearbyen, the most northerly
town on earth. Upon leaving the Port of Longyearbyen we will say
goodbye to civilisation for the next 8 days to explore the rugged
coastline, searching for landscape and wildlife photography
opportunities at every stage. As we sail north we are likely to
encounter glaciers and sea ice which make the perfect photo subjects.
Early in the season, our exact route will be determined by the sea ice
conditions which vary year on year.
Day 2 : Prins Karls
As we leave the Isfjord we will keep a good lookout on deck for whales
and other marine life that is common in this area. We have frequently
encountered whales including blue and humpback whales, belugas, and
walruses. We plan to land on the island of Prins Karls
Foreland and do a short hike to a walrus colony. Here we will spend
some unhurried time observing and photographing the walruses as they
swim and haul out onto the beach.
Days 3 – 7 :
Sea Ice and North-west Spitsbergen
We will sail as far north as possible along the west coast of
Spitsbergen keeping a lookout for wildlife including polar bears that
inhabit the area. Our ultimate plan if the conditions allow is to
venture up to the edge of the sea ice and spend some time there
searching for polar bears that use the sea ice to hunt from. The sea
ice itself is a mesmerising photography subject and in calm conditions,
it can be possible to launch the landing craft to cruise in between the
ice. We will then explore the frozen north-west coast travelling as far
as the ice will allow us in search of photography opportunities.
Day 8 : Ny-Alesund
As we head back south towards Longyearbyen if the ice conditions permit
we will visit the scientific research settlement of Ny Alesund, the
most northerly settlement on earth. We will explore the area around
Kongsfjord and sail as close as we can get to one of
Svalbard’s largest glaciers on the Lillyhook fjord for some
great photo opportunities.
Day 9 : Longyearbyen
Our Svalbard photo tour ends back in Longyearbyen. After our final
breakfast, we will say our goodbyes and disembark at the port after
making new friends and sharing an exciting photography adventure
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- Expedition Leader and Photography Guide
- Workshops and feedback sessions
- Use of Zodiac (Dinghies) for shore landings and photography
- Polar Bear protection guides for shore landings
- Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Bedding and towels
- Highly experienced Captain and Cook