In search of polar bears in Svalbard

Superb Svalbard Opens My Eyes to Photographic Expedition Cruising

By Trai Anfield (wildlife photograph and film maker)

I’ll be honest – I’ve always thought a cruise would be completely at odds with my idea of a great holiday, which involves wildlife, photography, exploration and kindred spirits in equal measure. But this year my eyes have been well and truly opened to the potential of expedition cruising as a unique platform for photography.

Exploration of Svalbard on the Silver Explorer allowed my group access to stunning locations and species that other photography holidays just can’t reach, all in the company of like-minded crew and fellow passengers, and in the style and luxury on which Silversea has secured its reputation…I can’t believe I’ve taken so long to catch on!

 Here are a few postcards from our exclusive Travel Bureau Svalbard expedition cruise, featuring highlights of our sightings and experiences from a truly phenomenal journey.....

Read the rest of Trai’s blog and see her stunning photographs from this trip at

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