I’ve been on the edge several times this summer, so WordPress’ Photo Challenge this week had the perfect theme.
Here’s a small gallery from my hikes to Preikestolen, Kjeragbolten, Trolltunga and Besseggen.
More edgy photos here: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/edge/
Follow this link to see my Flickr gallery with photos from Preikestolen, Kjeragbolten and Trolltunga:
Svartisen is a collective term for two glaciers located in northern Norway. The first element is svart ‘swart, black’, the last element is the finite form of is m ‘ice; glacier’. The old ice of the glacier is considerably darker than fresh ice and newfallen snow.
Here’s more info from Wikipedia:
The system consists of two separate glaciers,
Vestre (western) Svartisen (221 km2), which is the second largest glacier on the Norwegian mainland (there are larger glaciers on Svalbard) after Jostedalsbreen
Østre (eastern) Svartisen (148 km2), which is the country’s fourth largest.
Svartisen is part of Saltfjellet-Svartisen national park, located in the Saltfjell mountain range.
Water from the glacier is collected and used for hydropower production via runoff into the streams and lakes and through intakes borred beneath Engabreen.
Svartisen er Norges nest største isbre, og dekker et areal på om lag 370 kvadratkilometer. Under Den lille istid på midten av 1700-tallet var Svartisen én sammenhengende isbre, men er i dag delt i to: øst- og vestisen. Breen strekker seg gjennom kommunene Rana, Meløy og Rødøy, alle i Nordland fylke.
Navnet Svartisen kommer fra den gamle betegnelsen «Svartis», som beskriver den karakteristiske dype blåfargen i isen, med kontrast til den hvite snøen. Ismassene viser et spekter av blåtoner, fra transparent is, til turkis og mørkt blått.
Polarsirkelen går over søndre del av breen. – Wikipedia
- Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svartisen
- More “Cherry on Top” photos here: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/cherry-on-top/
- Check out Paula’s photo challenge too: https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2016/07/28/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-2/
These monochrome mountains & landscapes were shot in July when I visited Sandhornøya in Gildeskål kommune, Nordland.
I shot these from a car. There’s more to come (colour photos), but for now enjoy this gallery. Click on the photo to visit my Flickr Gallery:
Edit: I updated the link to the gallery, so don’t be afraid to check it out.
Yes, you’ve guessed it right: this is the second part of my recent musk ox safari at Dovrefjell. Here you can finally see some close-ups of these interesting animals.
Muskoxen stand 1.1 to 1.5 m high at the shoulder, with females measuring 135 to 200 cm in length, and the larger males 200 to 250 cm. The small tail, often concealed under a layer of fur, measures only 10 cm long. Adults, on average, weigh 285 kg and range from 180 to 410 kg. Source: Wikipedia
- Part one of this post: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/musk-ox-safari-part-1/
- Leanne’s Monochrome Madness: http://leannecolephotography.com/2015/07/22/mm-2-20-monochrome-madness-2-20/
- This is also my entry for: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/close-up/
- Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskox (plus different Wikipedia articles on the fauna)