RUSS & Shannon's FOOTAGE from our 2017 Svalbard Photography Safari
Svalbard is the most incredible place I’ve ever had the privilege of travelling to. I landed in Longyearbyen in July 2016 determined to come away with incredible photographs of bears on ice, to test my GoPro and my extremely limited video editing skills and show the world how incredible this part of the world really is.
I class myself as an enthusiastically mediocre photographer and an absolute novice with a video camera; thankfully on this occasion I was joining a trip with National Geographic and Disney Nature photographers and videographers Russ and Shannon! Our first bear encounter came on day 3, with a curious bear not far from us on the ice. Like the rest of the group, I frantically snapped away, clicking furiously in an attempt to come away with the shot I was after. Shannon and Russ stood quietly on the deck, one poised with a video camera, one with an SLR, and they very calmly captured the bear in all his glory.