North Isfjorden National Park in Svalbard, Norway

July 21, 2015


Photographer: Kosmas Gazeas
Summary Authors: Kosmas Gazeas; Jim Foster
The aerial photo above was taken over Svalbard, Norway, on my way to observe the total solar eclipse of March 20, 2015. This view shows North Isfjorden National Park in Svalbard -- an archipelago off the northern coast of Norway. Isfjorden, found on the western side of the island of Spitsbergen, is the second longest and perhaps the most impressive fjord in Svalbard. Sea ice is visible here in the foreground while in the mid-ground glacier ice (bright white) empties into the fjord. Glaciers cover approximately 60 percent of Svalbard. Photo taken on March 19, 2015.
Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Focal Length: 40.0mm; Aperture: ƒ/7.1; Exposure Time: 0.0010 s (1/1000); ISO equiv: 320; Software: ACD Systems Digital Imaging.