Wrangel Island is a part of Russia’s Far East. It sits above the Arctic Circle about 300 miles north of Russia with an abundance of wildlife, plant life, and history.

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Animals in the Arctic Wildlife Photography

February 4, 2016 8 Comments »

animals in the arctic

He raises his nose in the air and sniffs at the air, trying to get our scent, but the wind isn’t cooperating with him. He knows we are there, but what we are is a mystery. Just as I’ve never seen a polar bear before, this polar bear has most likely never seen a human […]

Small and Short Never Looked So Good

January 29, 2016 5 Comments »

tundra plants

I pulled on my gumboots, bundled up in my layers of coats and raingear ready for a messy trek through the forest. Rodney, our expedition leader, announced today was the day we would do a long tundra hike. I had been waiting for this moment to get out and really stretch my legs on the […]

The Collapsing Soviet Union

January 21, 2016 9 Comments »

Derelict Places Russia

The Russian Far East is a place few people ever see…even for Russians. So it’s not surprising that it’s a bit neglected. Its history is one of exploration, doomed voyages, military positioning, and harsh conditions. It was either feast or famine in this area of the world. In the Cold War era from 1945 to […]

My 4 Best Days on Earth in 2015

December 1, 2015 29 Comments »

best days on earth

I feel giddy like a 7-year-old at Christmas. I look out over the barren tundra, a new environment for me, and think about how it makes me feel free and hopeful. The clouds break and a crack of blue sky appears, as if the game of hide and seek is over and it can finally […]

And I’m off! Offline that is…

August 4, 2015 3 Comments »

Reindeer

While you read this I’ve loaded up on sea sickness meds, motion wrist bands, and I’m headed out to sea. I’m cruising on a small ice breaker ship, the Spirit of Enderby, to Wrangel Island, a territory of Russia. This will be my first time above the Arctic Circle! Getting to make this trip is […]

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