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Whale Watching In Norway Under the Northern Lights

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In our ongoing Weekly Escape series, we aim to transport you from your desk to an incredible place in two minutes or less. When photographer David Gonzalez Buendia learned that the expedition sailing ship Barba was looking for a resident photographer, he was all aboard. Two modern day Vikings, an arctic adventurer, and a world class kiteboarder were all drawn together for one mission: to document human interactions with orcas. They had a brief window of about six hours to get all the shots they needed of the whales. What followed an incredible day of playing with whales was a display of northern lights that illuminated the night sky. That's when kiteboarder Kari Schibevaag rigged up and ripped around under the arctic sky.