Bellsund, Svalbard

Jun 12, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer

As guests awoke on board National Geographic Explorer, the ship navigated the fjord of Bellsund. Our first morning was spent exploring this scenic fjord system for wildlife while plans were made for an afternoon ashore at Vårsoleukta. This landing is a great introduction to the Svalbard tundra and one of the first places each year where snow melts, allowing wildlife to thrive.

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Jamie Coleman

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Jamie is from England. He grew up in Oxford, about as far from the sea as you can get in the UK, yet somehow decided he would work in marine biology and conservation. Ever since he reached his teens, he has dedicated time to this passion, working and volunteering in various roles on nature reserves and in aquariums. It was no surprise that in 2007, he left home to study marine biology at the University of Newcastle.

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