In 2012 I was on one of my most exciting arctic adventures. I sailed around the Svalbard Archipelago with a research vessel for 10 days. This shot was near The Stanisław Siedlecki Polish Polar Station in Hornsund is located in Isbjornhamna Bay of the Hornsund Fjord. It represents the southern part of the Norwegian Island of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard Archipelago. This establishment conducts year-round scientific research and is the northern-most permanent Polish scientific site.
I don’t know the purpose of this cross and cabin, but to me it is a reminder of the harsh conditions that far north. Trappers and adventurers have visited this isolated area for ages – long before modern communication.
This image was captured with my first DSLR – Nikon D5100 with a kit lens.