Svalbard 2015 – Day 7: Palander bay
After the previous night spent at the beach shooting the walruses, I slept well into the 7th day of the trip. In fact I didn’t wake up until Audun knocked on the door of my cabin and asked if I planned on joining the rest for lunch 🙂
During lunch I learn that we’ve made it into Palanderfjorden, and just after we’ve finished eating we enter the zodiacs and go for a cruise on the perfectly still sea.
During the cruise, we come across a number of bearded seals who are enjoying the warm sunshine. Some of them let us glide by just a few meters away.
While others get a bit skeptical when we get too close, and dive into the safety of the sea.
We also come across several birds, including kittiwakes, black guillemots and glaucous gulls.
As we leave the bay in the afternoon, we pass more of the impressive lanscape of Nordaustlandet.
Leaving Palander bay, we turn towards the birdcliffs again, hoping the weather holds and the light will be better than the first time we stopped by. As with the walrus, I reserve a separate post for the late night spent shooting in the bird cliffs.