National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is setting off to explore Franz Josef Land, one of the most remote archipelagos in the world, only 900 km from the North Pole. Home to polar bears, whales, seals and more, the team will investigate how global warming may be affecting this crucial ecosystem in ways we still do not fully comprehend. Follow his adventures throughout the month.
The rookery at Scott Keltie Island delivers an abundance of walruses this morning…Photo by Andrey Kamenev
The Pristine Seas: Franz Josef Land expedition is sponsored by Blancpain and Davidoff Cool Water.