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Refreezing melt pools on Arctic Ocean sea ice
Refreezing melt pools on Arctic Ocean sea ice

Pools of meltwater refreezing over sea ice

Broken floes of Arctic sea ice photographed north of Svalbard
Broken floes of Arctic sea ice photographed north of Svalbard

These cracked pieces of thin sea ice floes were photographed from a helicopter returning over the north of Svalbard

Adult polar bear sleeps on edge of Arctic Ocean sea ice
Adult polar bear sleeps on edge of Arctic Ocean sea ice

A polar bear takes advantage of some good weather over the Arctic Ocean and dozes on the edge of a large ice floe.

Detail of complex frost crystals growing downwards
Detail of complex frost crystals growing downwards

On freezing and still mornings our ship became covered in these delicate frost structures.

Ivory gull flying over sea ice floes on the Arctic Ocean
Ivory gull flying over sea ice floes on the Arctic Ocean

Ivory gulls are a common sight over many parts of the Arctic Ocean, as a part of the ecosystem they follow polar bears and feed on remains of seal kills left on the ice.

Finger rafting of ice floes in Arctic Ocean sea ice
Finger rafting of ice floes in Arctic Ocean sea ice

Finger rafting is the name given to the process where ice floes get pushed together and lock into a toothed formation.

The track of a ship cutting through Arctic sea ice seen from the air
The track of a ship cutting through Arctic sea ice seen from the air

Looking down from a helicopter, flying over the ice, I realised that the ‘s’ shape I could see below was actually the track of the ship that we’d taken off from.

bowhead whales shown swimming in the Arctic Ocean
bowhead whales shown swimming in the Arctic Ocean

Bowhead whales (also called Greenland right whales) photographed from the air in the Arctic Ocean.

ivory gulls on a sea ice floe in the Arctic
ivory gulls on a sea ice floe in the Arctic

Ivory gulls settled on a floe of sea ice

scientists working on a sea ice floe in the arctic ocean photographed from the air
scientists working on a sea ice floe in the arctic ocean photographed from the air

Scientists take measurements and samples from a floe of sea ice that they have accessed from a helicopter.

A tiny ship photographed from the air in Arctic sea ice
A tiny ship photographed from the air in Arctic sea ice

A small icebreaking ship called the Arctic Sunrise which the photographer was based on, seen from the air among broken floes of first year ice in the Arctic Ocean

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pancake-ice-forming-on-the-arctic-ocean

Pieces of pancake ice forming on the surface of the Arctic Ocean.

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Refreezing melt pools on Arctic Ocean sea ice
Broken floes of Arctic sea ice photographed north of Svalbard
Adult polar bear sleeps on edge of Arctic Ocean sea ice
Detail of complex frost crystals growing downwards
Ivory gull flying over sea ice floes on the Arctic Ocean
Finger rafting of ice floes in Arctic Ocean sea ice
The track of a ship cutting through Arctic sea ice seen from the air
bowhead whales shown swimming in the Arctic Ocean
ivory gulls on a sea ice floe in the Arctic
scientists working on a sea ice floe in the arctic ocean photographed from the air
A tiny ship photographed from the air in Arctic sea ice
pancake-ice-forming-on-the-arctic-ocean
sea-ice-title
Refreezing melt pools on Arctic Ocean sea ice

Pools of meltwater refreezing over sea ice

Broken floes of Arctic sea ice photographed north of Svalbard

These cracked pieces of thin sea ice floes were photographed from a helicopter returning over the north of Svalbard

Adult polar bear sleeps on edge of Arctic Ocean sea ice

A polar bear takes advantage of some good weather over the Arctic Ocean and dozes on the edge of a large ice floe.

Detail of complex frost crystals growing downwards

On freezing and still mornings our ship became covered in these delicate frost structures.

Ivory gull flying over sea ice floes on the Arctic Ocean

Ivory gulls are a common sight over many parts of the Arctic Ocean, as a part of the ecosystem they follow polar bears and feed on remains of seal kills left on the ice.

Finger rafting of ice floes in Arctic Ocean sea ice

Finger rafting is the name given to the process where ice floes get pushed together and lock into a toothed formation.

The track of a ship cutting through Arctic sea ice seen from the air

Looking down from a helicopter, flying over the ice, I realised that the ‘s’ shape I could see below was actually the track of the ship that we’d taken off from.

bowhead whales shown swimming in the Arctic Ocean

Bowhead whales (also called Greenland right whales) photographed from the air in the Arctic Ocean.

ivory gulls on a sea ice floe in the Arctic

Ivory gulls settled on a floe of sea ice

scientists working on a sea ice floe in the arctic ocean photographed from the air

Scientists take measurements and samples from a floe of sea ice that they have accessed from a helicopter.

A tiny ship photographed from the air in Arctic sea ice

A small icebreaking ship called the Arctic Sunrise which the photographer was based on, seen from the air among broken floes of first year ice in the Arctic Ocean

pancake-ice-forming-on-the-arctic-ocean

Pieces of pancake ice forming on the surface of the Arctic Ocean.

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