Hanne Strager@hannestrager

Marine mammal biologist, co-founder of The Whale Center in Andenes, Norway, author and science writer.

http://www.hannestrager.com/

Naimo REALLY loves playing fetch! #playingfetch #bordercollie #borderline #lovethatdog


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Wanted: Do you have any good stories about killer whales? I am researching stories, anecdotes, encounters and historic relations with killer whales for a new book I am writing, and I will be grateful for any stories you can lead me to. I am particularly interested in killer whales' relationship with man - whether characterized by hostility and fear or collaboration and admiration. #killerwhales #book #stories #whaleresearch #orca


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I am in Andenes, Norway meeting fellow whale researchers, getting advice for the establishment of a whale center, communicating knowledge about whales, the ocean, science and communication. How appropiate to join the local group protesting oil drilling in Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja. We joined their protest and cheered their efforts. #oildrilling #conservation #ocean #whales @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier


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I love Iceland despite the frustration of having left the camera at home (and being with people who don’t want to stop everytime I shout ravens! Horses! Sheep!). The weather is gorgeous ❄️#iceland #purehappiness #snowandsun #landofvolcanoes #leftmycameraathome


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Favorite birds, ravens, keeping a lookout. #thingvellir #ravens #iceland #winter #bitterlycold


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Sometimes it looks almost unreal; like someone poured liquid gold in the water. The picture is from Northern Norway where killer whales come close to the shore during winter. The sun stays below the horizon this far north but there is still light and colors. #wintertime #orca #norway #liquidgold #motherandcalf #ocean #nature @larsoivindknutsen @stephenjdevincent @goranehlme @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @christinanoer @frederikwolffteglhus @andersdrud @washington_inc


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A male killer whale approaching our boat. The fin, like the keel on a boat, is an important hydrodynamic element, stabilizing the animal especially when it is fast moving. And killer whales move fast! With a top speed around 40 km/hour they are among the fastest animals in the oceans. #killerwhale #orca #norway #speed #nature #ocean


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It’s this time of year.....met this beautiful all white reindeer on a recent trip in Norway. She was scraping the surface trying to find some food under the snow.
#reindeer #snowwhite #norway #thistimeofyear


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Four big males, maybe brothers; certainly closely related. For hours they kept swimming back and forth in the little bay surrounded by tall mountains as the sun slowly went from the low light at dawn to the low light at dusk. In the Arctic winter it is a process that only takes a few hours and on calm and clear days it adds almost vulgar colors to the landscape. #dawnpatrol #orca #killerwhale #northernnorway #arcticwinter #brothers #sunsetatsea #naturephotography


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In most places of the World killer whales are feared by other whales. Even the big baleen whales flee when the killer whales come too close. In Norway the humpback whales and the killer whales swim and forage peacefully next to each other; if anything the killer whales are the ones that are "bullied" by the much larger species. The unusual situation is probably caused by an abundance of food; herring in huge amounts come close to the shores in autumn and winter. The humpback whale here is oblivious to the presence of killer whales. #killerwhale #humpbackwhales #norway #nature #orca #wintertime #arctic #loveofnature


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Imagine to have so lovely red feet! And to be able to bend down and touch them like this. I know I would if I could! Antarctic shag doing some bird yoga. #antarctica #birdlife #shag #birdyoga #nature #antarctica #ocean #nature #birdlovers #birdlife


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It's been a beautiful day, walking with Naimo along the beach in the wind. Naimo think we should have continued much longer! #happinessisawarmpuppy #bordercollielove #nothingbeatsnature


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