13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Male King Eider in morning light

This is a male King Eider photographed from a floating hide in the harbour of Baatsfjord in Norway north of the Arctic Circle. I had travelled by plane and car for two days to make it this far north where many King Eiders spend their winter before leaving to breed in Siberia during spring.

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Date Taken: 03.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2015
Photo Location: Baatsfjord, Norway
Copyright: © Steen Torner