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Ajupuu / Driftwood

Posted by
Vaido (Võrumaa, Estonia) on 25 March 2017 in Landscape & Rural.

How can there be such amount of driftwood, when there's no forests in Svalbard? The thing is, that these logs are travelers from Siberian coasts. The passage from there to the Svalbard area takes, roughly, five years and wouldn't be possible without help from polar ice.
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Need Teravmägede rannal olevad ajupuud on tegelikult rändurid Siberi jõgede suudmest. Teekond Teravmägede piirkonda võtab umbes viis aastat aega ja poleks võimalik ilma polaarjää abita.
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Edgeøya, Svalbard @ August 2014

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Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Sad, but beautiful.

25 Mar 2017 9:23am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Another great composition and thanks for the description as well.

26 Mar 2017 12:20am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh excellente recherche

26 Mar 2017 8:14am

Blikvanger from België, Belgium

Thanks for the explanation.
Nice composition and good colours.

26 Mar 2017 6:33pm

franz from Baden, Austria

Stunningly beautiful scenery!
I know the 'story of the driftwood' from Iceland, where for many generations this was the only source of wood for the inhabitants after they had felled all the trees on the island ...

26 Mar 2017 7:36pm