May 1, 2014

Cliffs of Svalbard

Photograph by Stuart Chape

"The high cliffs of Svalbard drop steeply into the sea," says Stuart Chape, who submitted this picture from Norway's Arctic archipelago to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. "The eroded green cliffs, remnant snow, and aquamarine sea create an abstract visual impression."

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.


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42 comments
Gemma Zarembski
Gemma Zarembski

You capture the beauty of creation so wonderfully, great shot!

lavy l.
lavy l.

Beautiful Capture.. feels like I am standing right in front of it. 

Shannon T
Shannon T

Stunning. It looks like a painting at the top.

Mikiko Schot
Mikiko Schot

Magnificant contrast of colours !  Thanks for sharing, Stuart.

kenny chen
kenny chen

GREAT PHOTO ,I WANT TO GO THERE TOO.

Galina Videnova
Galina Videnova

Awesome :) just a few hours ago I've finished the first book of Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials - love such coincidences...

S. P.
S. P.

Breathtaking - almost too perfect to be real.

Frank Conway
Frank Conway

What an amazing sight…would love to experience the view in person…thanks for sharing


Leyla R.
Leyla R.

Stunning... absolutely beautiful

Nabeel Ahmad
Nabeel Ahmad

Beautiful .... I mean .... BEAUTIFUL !!!

Mehdi Amani
Mehdi Amani

way to capture the massiveness. absolutely stunning

Beate K.
Beate K.

stunningly beautiful. Thanks for that shot!

Janice H.
Janice H.

Overwhelmingly majestic and beautiful!        I love all the colors and textures that this photo has.       Love this.

LINDA R.
LINDA R.

Beautiful work of nature

Khai Do
Khai Do

Seeing is understanding.

Antoine Dupré
Antoine Dupré

wonderful ! still amazed nature can survive that north !

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

A rugged abstract painted by Mother nature,giving us five colours, and great beauty waits for a moment in time  when we will not only appreciate it all, but share it as this picture has done. So  I thank you,Stuart.  j.e.s.........

Bories Jung
Bories Jung

A wonderful picture of a great landscape. A place on earth with an rough beauty !

Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

Amazing cliff face. The centre of which is very interesting and I would love to know the ecological reason behind the horizontal rift down the centre. Almost as if a second section of mountain had been added like a sandwhich to the top of the first mountain.

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