Operation Iceberg

Encounter with a Polar Bear

September 2, 2012

Slowly and surely its shape shifted from cosy cushion to robust predator, it rose gently without alarm and confidently padded to the top of the jagged crest that hung above our ships bow.

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Images of the Arctic

August 23, 2012

An Operation Icerberg Gallery of 20 images showing the flora and fauna of Greenland – includes a deceptively tranquil view of the dangerous path the team took sailing back through a maze of icebergs.

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The camp fox

July 31, 2012

I didn’t hear him once in the two weeks that we spent together. Not a rustle, a sneeze, a whine, or even a breath. Trotting on velvet claws across the ancient landscape, he lives in a world that listens.

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Entering the “death zone”

July 24, 2012

Where maelstroms churn in anticipation of millions of tonnes of merciless ice cracking free of its mother lode and smashing all before it. Not ideal in a fragile craft whose top speed is eight knots.

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Mosquitoes and “mini forests”

July 23, 2012

Perched on our promontory camp we are drawn to gaze down upon Greenland’s Store Glacier. Our backsides have worn the crispy black lichen from the boulders, the best seats in the house.

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Chris Packham’s hopes and fears for Operation Iceberg

July 5, 2012

Chris is about to set off to the Arctic with a team of scientists and filmakers as part of Operation Iceberg. They are documenting the life-cycle of icebergs for a BBC/Discovery co-production.

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