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Arctic Biodiversity
Arctic Biodiversity
In 2008 the United Nations Environment Program expressed extreme concern for the implications of climate change on the Arctic regions. A warming Arctic climate is projected to cause various consequences such as melting sea ice and a rising and warming sea level, which in turn has a significant effect on the natural ecosystem.
  • Long-tailed Skua, Stercorarius longicaudus, Kongsfjord, Svalbard
  • Arctic Skua, Stercorarius parasiticus, Alkhornet, Svalbard
  • Arctic Skua, Stercorarius parasiticus, Alkhornet, Svalbard
  • Rich Arctic tundra vegetation at Alkhornet, Icefjord, Svalbard
  • Arctic Poppy, (Papaver radicatum) Varanger peninsular, Northern Norway
  • Mountain Avens, (dryas octopetala) on dry arctic limestone ground, Svalbard
  • High Arctic  landscape on Svalbard with Mountain Avens (dryas octopetala)
  • Mountain Avens (Dryas octopetala), Svalbard
  • Tourist and reindeer, Svalbard
  • Arctic tern, Sterna paradisea
  • Swedish cornel (Cornus suecica,) Bø, Vesterålen, Norway
  • Polar bear and glaucous gull, Svalbard
  • Polar bears, Svalbard
  • Polar bear, Svalbard
  • Male and female Polar bear feeding on a seal, pack ice North of Svalbard
  • Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) swimming, in between pack ice North of Svalbard
  • Dark-bellied brent geese (branta b. bernicla,) Langeness, Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park
  • Migrating Bar-tailed Godwits (Limosa lapponica,) German Wadden Sea
  • Brent geese (Branta b. bernicla,) Langeness,  Nationalpark Schleswig-Holsten Wadden Sea
  • Polar bear diving after whale cadaver, Svalbard
  • Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides), 1st year, Ilusissat, Greenland
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