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.
Photographer Andrey Kameney captures all moods of the Barents Sea on the 3-day sail from Murmansk Port to Franz Josef Land.
The excitement and anticipation is tangible on the ship as the team prepares to reach land and embark on their first dive into an underexplored and largely untouched icy ecosystem. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s updates!
The Pristine Seas: Franz Josef Land expedition is sponsored by Blancpain and Davidoff Cool Water.