Eric Fokke, Journalism & Photography
The Lofoten Islands, that's midnight sun and northern lights. Fish and sturdy boats. Grey/black mountains rise from the deep blue ocean high into the sky. At their feet there are small wooden fishing villages where cod dries on racks. Eagles circle above schools of herring, driven to the coast by killer whales. Otters on the rocks chew on the fish and crabs they just caught. The Norwegian archipelago the Lofoten, located above the Arctic Circle, is considered among the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. On this website photographer Eric Fokke shows why.
We spent a night on the archipelago next to us, Vesterålen. The intention was to photograph the eclipse of the 'supermoon', but that was a bit disappointing. Just like the killer whales, which we did find, but were hard to photograph because of a strong wind and high waves. The saving grace was an eruption of northern lights, while we made walk over the beach.
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