What do you do when your mentor is telling you about this amazing, once in a lifetime adventure he’s going on when he says, “you should go!”? If you’re me, you immediately start looking at the dates, air fare and if it’s at all possible to make it happen. Then you make it happen.
That’s how it all started, me going to the Arctic on a scientific explorer ship for a photography symposium. Up until then I had never heard of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Situated north of mainland Europe, it is about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole. I highly recommend it!