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Subject: [Leica] Arctic full set
From: imra at (Douglas Barry)
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:07:45 +0100
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Henning, I admit I have to go with the floe myself, and P8241109 is the one 
I picked and am using as my windows wallpaper right now having used Sonny 
Carter's cornfield shot for a year and four months - sorry Sonny!
I really liked Definitely a Male from your polar bear shots though all of 
them were very good.

Looking at all that cold ice and snow, I realise that I'm really Temperate 
Zone Man personified.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Henning Wulff" <hjwulff at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:28 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Arctic full set

> Thanks, Rick. Yes; that is one of my favourites as well (and George picked 
> it too - thank you George!). The shadings of blues to white were amazing, 
> and it all changes continually.
> The amount of ice was very low. We had to actually go out of our way a bit 
> to find the ice floes that were part of the ones we 'boarded'. The ones we 
> saw with the bears on them we came across on our normal passage.
>  is a map depicting 
> the sea ice in the whole of northern Canada and
>  is the portal to more detailed ice maps 
> that we got to see on a daily basis
> The area that we were travelling through is still ice free over 90% of our 
> route, and the area that has ice has at most 50% coverage right now. We 
> didn't see or go into any area that had even 20% coverage.
> Some of the search expeditions that went looking for Franklin in the late 
> 1840's couldn't progress more than 10 or 15km per summer for multiple 
> years in a row before becoming ice bound again.
> Henning Wulff
> hjwulff at
> On 2016-09-19, at 1:10 PM, RicCarter <ric at> wrote:
>> the most magical for me was :
>> P8241109
>> some really nice stuff in the set.
>> Is there less ice thatn expected, less than in the pass , or was this as 
>> normally expected for your destination?
>> ric
>>> On Sep 19, 2016, at 2:41 PM, Henning Wulff <henningw at> 
>>> wrote:
>>> There are now 83 items in the 'Canadian Arctic 2016' album from our trip 
>>> in August, including bear pictures. We saw quite a bit of wildlife, but 
>>> a lot of it was fleeting or hard to identify unless you were watching 
>>> carefully, as a lot of it was at quite a distance. We saw a couple of 
>>> bowhead wales, some narwhal, walrusses, various seals, muskox as well as 
>>> many of the infamous 'muskrocks' which look very similar at great 
>>> distance. Also a large variety of birds.
>>> Most of my wildlife shots were taken with the 100-400 Panasonic-Leica 
>>> zoom which was an excellent choice for this trip. My next most used lens 
>>> was the 12-40/2.8 Olympus, then the 7-14 Panasonic and last, mostly 
>>> because of insufficient reach, the 40-150/2.0 Olympus. I took about 7500 
>>> shots on this trip. A UV filter was kept over any lenses that were out 
>>> when we were in the zodiacs, and the equipment was rinsed off in the 
>>> shower after any noticeable salt water splashing. Everything worked 
>>> perfectly.
>>> Contrary to Africa, where I have taken full frame shots of lions with a 
>>> 35mm wideangle, I wouldn't try that on a polar bear.
>>> Henning Wulff
>>> henningw at
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