Franz Joseph Land (Земля Франца-Иосифа)
Entrance to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault near Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen Island, Norway
The Arctic and Antarctica (or Melancholia?) A mildly frightening map of the poles by Merrit Cartographic, 2012
A walrus hits the ice with its tusks near Baffin Island, Canada by Paul Nicklen
The mythical island of Frisland, from a corner of Mercator’s map of the Arctic, 1569
Two views of the Arctic by Mercator (1569) and NASA (2008)
A young Polar bear stands up to get a better look at the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Honolulu while surfaced 280 miles from the North Pole. Sighted by a lookout from the bridge (sail) of the submarine, the bear investigated the boat for almost 2 hours before leaving.
As seen through the periscope of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Honolulu, a young Polar bear investigates the open water around the submarine’s rudder, while surfaced 280 miles from the North Pole.