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Polar life - and fantasy - on film

Posted July 12, 2012 @ 7:09pm | by TravelWild

When the enduring of extreme conditions turns into monotony, video can transport a viewer to another world, offering a welcome reprieve. Those living at the South Pole Research Station recently celebrated Midwinter with a unique outdoor film festival, projecting films onto an iceberg. One of the...

 

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The Zoo: A conservationist and polar bear's best friend for now?

Posted April 3, 2012 @ 7:06pm | by TravelWild

Today’s report on NPR talks about the possibility of displacing some polar bears out of their Arctic habitat in order to protect and ensure the species’ genetic diversity in the long term.Listen to the story or read the transcript.But what is the long-term future for the...

 

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"Drop-dead gorgeous & potentially deadly"

Posted March 22, 2012 @ 7:05pm | by TravelWild

"Drop-dead gorgeous & potentially deadly"This summer, nature photographer and science writer Wayne Lynch will join TravelWild’s expedition to Spitsbergen to see polar bears and other Arctic wildlife. He and scientist Andrew Derocher have just produced a new book, Polar Bears, A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior,...

 

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February 29: Day of Cold

Posted February 29, 2012 @ 7:03pm | by TravelWild

News from the North Pole on Leap Day 2012 includes the 4-year anniversary of the visionary Svalbard Seed Vault and the first annual Day of Cold celebration.While there may be 50+ words to describe snow in Arctic nations, there are at least a few phrases to describe February 29: Leap Day,...

 

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Spitsbergen:"Like someone chopped off the Swiss Alps and plunked them in the middle of the ocea

Posted October 5, 2011 @ 6:51pm | by TravelWild

Spitsbergen:"Like someone chopped off the Swiss Alps and plunked them in the middle of the oceaHere at TravelWild Expeditions we look forward to our 2012 exclusive charter to see Spitsbergen’s polar bears and wildlife. In July, just 54 travelers will sail the Svalbard Archipelago aboard the Polar Pioneer with our hand-picked staff of wildlife and polar experts, including naturalist...

 

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Cool Things from the Arctic Ice

Posted September 21, 2011 @ 6:48pm | by TravelWild

Cool Things from the Arctic IceArctic LightNorwegian photographer Terje Sorgjerd has created a stunning time lapse video of a bejeweled Arctic.“The Sunset and Sunrise are connected in one magnificent show of color and light lasting from 8 to 12 hours. The sun is barely going below the horizon before coming up...

 

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