Light – 1/24

We are fast approaching toward the end of the Polar Night here in Northern Norway. On clear days, we get to experience stunning light during our trips as the Sun is getting closer and closer to the Horizon, and in a few days, we expect the Sun to “return” too.

The two main species we can see these days are orcas and sperm whales.

The other day, a group of orcas was porpoising next to the boat to get to a pumping fishing vessel.

It was terrific, as always, to see the orcas rushing somewhere. If they use speed, that means food, for sure. Quite a show they put on for us One of my favorite things to experience.

Sperm whales become quite reliable this season, and I enjoy taking photos of these fantastic animals in “winter settings” from different angles.

We often see even orca pods close to sperm whales, which is a bit unusual compared to the summer.

They coexist here in perfect harmony with the orcas.

The orcas, who visit the fjords of Northern Norway in the wintertime following the herring migration, are mainly a fish eater ecotype.

Soon, we are getting towards the end of the 2023/2024 whale watching season. It is remarkable that we still have so much life in the fjords.



Green Gold of Norway

All photos were taken between the 13th and 16th of January, 2024, in Skjervøy.

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