Thursday, July 24, 2008

Norwegian animals

There are many tourist ships, and people come here to see glaciers and ice and the many beautiful flowers and mosses, the large numbers of birds, and they hope for a glimpse of the few land animals- polar bears, reindeer, and arctic foxes. There are also sea animals like whales and seals that are sometimes sighted.

Here are some photos of the animals that have been spotted by Elizabeth so far. Click on the animal name to learn more information about them!

Arctic tern:
(Click here, then click "play" to hear an Arctic Tern call!)

Barnacle geese:
(Click here, then click "play" to hear a barnacle goose call!)

Auks nesting:

Arctic fox:

No encounters with a polar bear yet!