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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.

No, this is not a photo from April last year or something, when spring comes, this is January 23, 2022, so in the middle of winter. We have been dealing with a lot of rain and strongly fluctuating temperatures for about two weeks. The last few days it was sometimes +6 degrees. Most of the snow has melted and, together with the rain and the ice-clogged ditches, this causes flooding.

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