Posted by: danielfee | June 22, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes 06-22-2013

Midnight Sun over the Norwegian Sea

Midnight Sun over the Norwegian Sea

Lonesome George visits North Cape

Lonesome George visits North Cape

This weeks photo challenge “The World Through Your Eyes” offers so many possibilities it was difficult to chose a photo. We have been lucky enough to travel all over the world and to the ends of the earth. However, our recent trip to Norway provided an opportunity for a new experience. We knew the fjords and towns would be beautiful, but the most exciting part for me was making our first trip into the Arctic Circle and the chance to experience the Midnight Sun. As we sailed north along the Norwegian coast the weather was fantastic, with minimal clouds and the seas were calm. Our luck held and on our first day in the Arctic Circle we were able to view the Midnight Sun. Of course I took many shots and the top photo is one of my favorites because of how the reflection on the smooth sea and the clouds above draw your eye towards the sun.

The second photo is of Lonesome George visiting the northern most point in Europe, North Cape. We meet the real live George on our trip to the Galapagos Islands in 2010, a few years before he died. After his death we made a contribution to the Galapagos Conservatory and they sent us our own George. He doesn’t normally travel with us, but we thought it would be fun to take George to a place very remote from the Galapagos Islands to carry on his legacy and promote the preservation of the Galapagos Islands. Needless to say, George was a big hit with everyone. In the second photo he is posing in front of the world monument at the tip of North Cape.


  1. I love the far north, I have seen the midnight sun above the Arctic Circle in Canada… Beautiful photo and George looks like he is enjoying the journey.

  2. Beautiful! I felt the same way about the sun in alaska’s glacier bay which lasted until about 11pm. Amazing!

  3. You really have been all over! very Jealous. the Galapagos Islands is on my bucket list! Hope I make it.

    • It is not cheap but it is well worth the trip. We went on the National Geographic Endeavour. It is limited to 94 passengers and we had 5 naturalist and 5 professional photographers, include one of N.G.’s that has had 6 cover photos. Plus the special guest was the former director of the Charles Darwin Research Center. If you go you should check them out.

      • Sooo Jealous!! Stop talking!!! 😉

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