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Lofoten | Foto's | Bilder | Pictures

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.

The kittiwakes that breed on the buildings in Nusfjord seem to succeed in raising youngsters this year. Every day, thousands of tourists pass by in this village. There are visitors who have their cameras almost pressed against the birds. Many hatchlings were lost last year, but the birds seem to be more successful this year. After weeks with clouds, rain and wind we had finaly some real summerdays this week.

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