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.
It is not the first time that a walrus visits a beach on the Lofoten Islands, but it is very rare. Normally, walruses live much further north, on Spitsbergen for example, but every now and then one swims more to the south. Shortly after this photo was taken, the animal went back into the water and disappeared again. New photos from the Lofoten Triathlon on Daily Life.