The Arctic is a region with a cold climate that consists of the Arctic Ocean, parts of Alaska (United States), Canada, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Russia. Amazingly, many birds survive the winter and stay there all year round. Many birds that can be found throughout North America in winter spend at least part of their lives in the Arctic Circle, using the Arctic’s tundra scrub, tundra pools, and boreal forest edges during the breeding season. This is because the seasonally warm temperatures and long hours of sunlight provide them with an ideal habitat for raising young.
Meet Samuel Bloch, a wildlife photographer from France. He has lived in Helsinki for 1.5 years now and has enjoyed several trips to the far north, to Lapland and beyond, to Norway and the Arctic Ocean, he added. In winter, he plans his trips to photograph the amazing variety of rare birds that come in all shapes and colors from these cold regions, and he says that includes not only all kinds of birds, but also trying to find places where he can see them. So scroll down to meet some of these amazing feathered friends that Samuel captured on his trip to the Arctic Ocean.