Svalbard Travel
Pictures and Information

 Pictures of the Arctic
Antarctica Picture | Antarctica Cruise | Facts | History | Boots | Store | Clothes | Whales  | Books | Video | Schools | Forum | Site Map | FIDS / OAE's


Whale Bones - 14 - Gåshamna, Hornsund, Svalbard

Arctic Travel Picture Gallery -  Greenland  |  High Arctic Canada  |  Svalbard Request Information about Arctic travel - Prices in $USD
International bookings
Antarctica: South Georgia | Views from the ship | Sightseeing ashore | Historical bases | Modern bases | Sub Antarctic islands
Travel - The Basics | Travel - The Details | Travel - Clothing | Antarctic Peninsula | South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands | South Shetland Islands | Falkland Islands
Back to gallery    Back to thumbnails   Previous page   Next page

A close up of a piece of whalebone over 350 years old and its attendant lush growth of mosses a result of the nutrients that were held within the bone when it was fresh.

Such bones continue to nourish plant life around them even centuries later an indication of the tight recycling that takes place and the slow pace of events in an arctic environment. Just a few feet away the ground is grey and sterile.



76° 56.7' N, 15° 49.9' E

Picture copyright Paul Ward

back to thumbnails
 

Google
Custom Search
Home | Site Map | Pictures | Antarctica Photos | Facts | History | Antarctica Travel | Antarctic Clothing | Video | Books
FIDS / OAE's | Feedback | Schools | Find a trip to Antarctica | Whales | Schools
Dresses | Women's Sandals | Winter Boots | Parkas | Home Decor | Women's Sale Boots | Sale Clothing | Men's Sale Shoes

Copyright 2001 Paul Ward  |  copyright issues  |  privacy policy  |