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motherbear arctic expedition freya svalbard greenland



From March to May we did four expeditions around Svalbard with our ship MS Freya. There was more sea ice than we've seen in 20 years. This was great for the bears, seals and other wildlife who need it to thrive, and gave us challenging but exciting challenges. We sailed through the midwinter and spring of the Arctic and saw the light, colors, ice, and of course the wildlife change with the seasons. There is nothing quite like it. We had so many experiences and amazing encounters with wildlife together with great new friends. Memories for life.

All photos by © Melissa Schäfer / The Motherbear Productions except where otherwise noted.

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