Svalbard eider ducks, ice and fox


Female eider duck, Svalbard, 7 June 2013

Spitsbergen, 7 June 2013. On the side of the road opposite the common eider duck colony, the Adventdalselva river flows. At this time of the year, the ice is melting. Many ice floes flow down the river.

Male eider duck, Svalbard, 7 June 2013

Eider ducks swim along the ice.

Eider duck couple, Svalbard, 7 June 2013

Eider duck male and ice, Svalbard, 7 June 2013

Eider duck male near ice, Svalbard, 7 June 2013

Finally for today, an Arctic fox in the eider colony. It steals an egg. Probably a fox who knows better than other foxes that the dogs can’t get out of their cages.

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