Gashamna, Hornsund, Whale Bones - 10
A close-up of whale bone that is hundreds of year old after being exposed to the arctic elements in all their ferocity. The porous nature of the bone is evident, it is coloured by lichens that are growing on the surface.
76° 56.7' N, 15° 49.9' E
Photo; © Paul Ward - These are pictures from a cruise around Svalbard inside the Arctic Circle in high summer.