Starting in the main, and only, town in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, with some street shots, we then progressed by ship to the wild areas, inhabited by several species of animals, including polar bears,some of which were very curious and came close to the ship to check it out. There were some delightful ( and lucky! ) shots of two lively cubs with their mother, learning what the world is about. There was also the occasional arctic fox, not to mention the huge and fearsome walruses with dangerous tusks. there were several bird species, and we saw superb shots of glaucous gulls and arctic terns among others. Away from the animals, Pam and Eddie secured many stunning images of the Arctic landscapes, sunsets, glaciers and strangely shaped icebergs. There was even a short video of a curious polar bear putting his head through a porthole in order to grab a tasty titbit! Pam and Eddy included their many award winning images of the polar bears and walruses, these were close up, beautifully composed and must have been very difficult to get.
During the latter half of the presentation, we saw some of the humorous sides to the trips,both human and animal antics, and were told of some of the hardships that had to be endured, including running out of red wine on the ship!
Very much an evening to be remembered, and we hope to see Eddy and Pam again,perhaps with one of their trips to warmer climes.