Nestled high above the arctic circle, 1000km from the North Pole, the archipelago previously known as Spitsbergen and now officially known as Svalbard boasts among other fascinating facts the northernmost year-round settlement on Earth. Photographer Boomer Jerritt working as Photographer-in-residence with One Ocean Expeditions invites you to explore this fascinating northern land mass with a lecture highlighting dramatic landscapes, interspersed with historic staging points for both Arctic and North Pole exploration.
Polar Bears are the iconic symbol of Svalbard with a resident population of about 3000 bears calling this arctic environment home. Using stills and video, Boomer brings you in close to Ursus Maritimus, weighing up to 1500lb, the largest bear species on earth. Polar Bears are the highlight of adventure based tourism visiting Svalbard and Boomer is fortunate to be able to capture this magnificent marine mammal in its environment along with other animals including the Arctic fox and the mighty “tooth walker”.