You won’t get more Northern-Norway than this!
My friend the biologist and natural photographer Mr. Bergersen has lend me a fantastic picture. Thank you so much Espen!
This time it is a Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) sliding down into the pitch dark deep of the oceans – leaving just the majestic white snow covered mountains of the second largest Island of Norway – Senja – as a backdrop.
It simply doesn’t get much more North-Norwegian than that! And the light captured in this classical photo is so indicative of the time of year: Just a few hours of pink and red skies, and apart from that: complete night darkness – one really has to be tough to adjust to such an habitat. Beauty and Love is what drives us – Beauty and Love – Beauty in nature and Love for nature and the bounty of meat and fish it provides us, and Beauty in each other and Love for one another. That’s what we in Northern-Norway find at the core of being a society up here. Yeah, that and a dash of Viking Blood – otherwise we couldn’t rough it out.
On Espens’ blogg you will find even more stunning pictures. Please go to: naturgalleriet.blogspot.com and enjoy a whole series of raw and delicate arctic nature that we love som much here in The Great North.
As light as it gets
We are so far north here, so this is as light as it gets this time of year. Apart from these few hours of dusky daylight, it’s pitch black the rest of the day. But the sun has eventually turned, and in a few months time the forrest will explode in a bonanza in green an birdsong and the sun will shine 24 hours a day. Welcome to the land of Contrasts – Welcome to Northern-Norway.
Unique Film and Pictures of Killer Whales by Espen Bergersen
The biologist and natural photographer Espen Bergersen has graciously let me borrow one of his amazing Pictures! His films has been shown on the state public channel NRK. No wonder! The films from Mr. Bergersen is absolutely breathtaking. These Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) are on the prowl for herring and in between there is time for some play and fun. The spectacle took place on Christmas Day outside of Kvalnes, Andøya in the county of Nordland.
There are also Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the mix. Absolutely fantastic. I have seen a lot of whales in packs, but this is really special. An enormous number of animals gathered for this Christmas feast on Christmas Day.
Breathtaking! See Mr. Bergersen’s film on his blog – naturgalleriet.blogspot.com – by clicking here or just click the photo below.
Dear Reader – This is a Christmas Present for you!
For many of us this will be a special Christmas. We have lost someone very dear to us and there is an empty space in the otherwise festive occasions.
This beautiful song was presented to me by my friend Amethyste (who is Amethyste? Read a previous article on Northern Blogosphere to find out!) for free to share with all of my readers. Thank so you very much Amethyste.
The song “Leaving in a Touch of Silence” is a song to commemorate those dear friends and family that are no longer with us. Don’t miss out on this breathtakingly beautiful song from Amethyste!
To download the song (6.24 MB), please click this link or simply click the Christmas Present below to open.
Merry Christmas from The Northern Blogosphere and Amethyste Lyne Langdeau-Spardel!
Crispy cold weather
The weather is nice. It’s been really cold lately and it is good to be in Northern Norway.
LKAB celebrates 120 years with gigantic firework
The iron ore company LKAB which founded the city of Narvik (1903) celebrates 120 years and displayed a gigantic firework from the center of the city yesterday:
Nephew Sondre’s Happy Song
My absolutely delightful nephew (7 months) is such a happy boy! Of course he has to have a happy song! So I made this little sample-song:
Download Sondre’s Happy Song by clicking here!
Christmas – Gågaden Aarhus, Denmark
Well, it was supposed to be a film, but my phonecam doesn’t always work as it is supposed to, so I ended up with pictures instead of films.
劉曉波 – Liu Xiaobo – A very dangerous criminal
Well, that’s what the Chinese governtment thinks. They locked this gentle man for 11 years. His crime? He only wants democracy for his people and the great nation of China to prosper. But his vision of prosperity is obviously not what the Communist Party in China envisions as prosperity.
The Nobel Peace Price committee announced on the 8th of October 2010 that this years laureate was Liu Xiaobo. The Chinese government locked his wife up in house arrest, and has since detained all Xiaobo’s relatives. That means his chair at the ceremony today is going to be empty. The last time this happened was when Nazi Germany send Carl von Ossietzky into concentration camp in 1935.
So why is Liu Xiaobo such a “dangerous criminal”. He is a poet by trade, but he has uttered his ideas about a federal state system, with Tibet and Taiwan as free associated states in this union. That is nothing less than blasphemous words in the ears of the Chinese Communist Party.
Read more about Liu Xiaobo by clicking here.
維基百科的文章關於 2010年諾貝爾和平獎得主中劉曉波中文。 An article in chinese can be found here.
Christmas in Aarhus – Denmark
Christmas decorations in the shopping mall Bruun’s Galleri in Denmark.