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.
A Arctic tern seduces its mate with a fish. When these terns, and the common terns, arrive on the Lofoten, the coastline really comes alive again. Their screaming fills the air and they are immediately followed by arctic skuas. They are constantly trying to rob the terns of their fish. This is accompanied by spectacular chases and a lot of screaming.