Brunnich's Guillemots, Uria lomvia, swimming in the sea off Svalbard - 3

Svalbard / Spitsbergen pictures, travel in the Arctic

I came to regard these hardy little birds as quite heroic living their lives in a harsh and unforgiving environment but like anything that has no choice, regarding it as entirely normal and just getting on with it while I stood by all wrapped up and shivering, feeling a bit horrified when I saw them not only floating on the cold sea but diving down within it - brrrr!


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