Pools of meltwater refreezing over sea ice
These cracked pieces of thin sea ice floes were photographed from a helicopter returning over the north of Svalbard
A polar bear takes advantage of some good weather over the Arctic Ocean and dozes on the edge of a large ice floe.
On freezing and still mornings our ship became covered in these delicate frost structures.
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 is the name given to the process where ice floes get pushed together and lock into a toothed formation.
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 (also called Greenland right whales) photographed from the air in the Arctic Ocean.
Ivory gulls settled on a floe of sea ice
Scientists take measurements and samples from a floe of sea ice that they have accessed from a helicopter.
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
Pieces of pancake ice forming on the surface of the Arctic Ocean.