We might not have seen the shaggy-haired, long horned musk ox during our short visit to Snøhetta Viewpoint, part of the Dovrefjell National Park but the views and landscape were still breathtaking.
A guillemot colony takes flight in Svalbard which is part of Arctic Norway. An interesting note about the breeding behavior of guillemots is that each parent take turns daily to go fishing while their chick and the other parent stays with colony. They forage for food from the surface by sticking their head underwater and search for a tasty fish, such as sprat and lesser sandeel. Guillemots are excellent divers, easily swimming down to 180 meters. Under water, they swim just like penguins, using their wings. That is why their feathers and wings are very short and strong.