Arctic race

There are times when I am extremely happy with my job.

I’m quite pleased with being a journalist on most days, but some assignments make me think “Hehee, how did I get this lucky?”

Last week has been full of those wonerful moments. Because…..

I got to cover FINNMARKSLØPET!

What is Finnmarksløpet?

Basically, it’s the longest sled dog race in Europe.

Which means…

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1500 huskies
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Lots of really great people (I actually suspect that you must be a really good person to work and race dogs)
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1100 km of ice and snow..
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Petter Karlsson, winning the race >>

I shot all these photos working for NRK. You can find our coverage of the event on the internet and on TV.

Oh yeah, and check out my Flickr gallery if you love cute dogs 😉

BFFs
BFFs

Phony Haiti

Or Haiti by Phone!

In the series: Phony Winter

It’s a fishy world!

Have you ever tried snorkeling? Was your craving for a waterproof camera only rivaled by the discomfort of seeing the foreign world under the sea?

Maybe it’s just me. I guess I’m a little afraid of fishes and everything underwater. Like, when I tried snorkelling in Egypt (ages ago): I was in a group following a guide, slightly nervous, sea animals are weird and I had never really given any thought to whose water I’ve been swimming in before. And then our guide goes ahead and digs out a bag of fish food from his swimming trunks, turning ALL THE FISHES’ ATTENTION TOWARD US!!

Puh, I’m still recovering. My recent encounter with fish was not anywhere near that frightful. The fishes were swimming peacefully in their enormous aquariums, with me on the other side of the glass, safe! With my camera 😀

Where: Ålesund Aquarium

smart penguins
smart penguins

(pssst, can you spot elPadawan among them?)

My first encounter with penguins 😀 They are so cute!! #penguinlover

 

i even found the fish-ksenia! this is me :

happy yellow fish

and this is julita:

fashion fish

we met and discussed ocean fashion 😀

two happy fish

aquarium

Introducing: Ling Nemo, Mustached Blue Fish

PSST, do you see a you-fish?? 

mygosh, the loneliness.

 

I love being alone, but the evenings are getting longer every day. I figure I’m not the only one ready for some quotes ’bout loneliness (thank you for providing, goodreads)

“Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.”
― Douglas CouplandShampoo Planet

“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.”
― John SteinbeckOf Mice and Men

“If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre

“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.”
― Honoré de Balzac

Luckily for me, I have a dearly preciousss ball of fur to converse with!

jack russell milli yawns
I LOVE YAH!
jack russell milli
BUT CAN WE GO OUT FOR A WALK SOON?

Yes, we can!

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