"A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders." -Lord Dunzany

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.

Humpback Whale descends into the pitch blach sea with the Majestic Senja Mountains as a backrdrop in the light ours (no sun light here now)

Humpback Whale descends into the pitch blach sea with the Majestic Senja Mountains as a backrdrop in the light hours in the middle of the day (no sun light here now). Photo: Espen Bergersen.

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s