|Snæfellsjökull, Iceland after midnight|
Inhabited areas in the Arctic Circle experiencing this phenomenon are known as the Land of the Midnight Sun.
"Sight is a faculty; seeing, an art."
― George Perkins Marsh, 1801-1882
Following the Light
The Arctic Tern is a migratory bird who follows the light by making a 44,300 mile round trip each year to experience the Arctic and Antarctic summers.
|Arctic Tern Breeding & Migration|
"There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds... There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter..."Arctic Terns live up to 34 years. After 34 years the migratory air miles logged would be equivalent to three round trips to the Moon.
― Rachel Carson, 1907- 1964
|An Arctic Tern in attack mode|
protecting her nest.
Several shrieking alarm calls, combined with near-vertical dive-bombing routes aimed at the tops of our heads, indicated our presence was not welcome in what was probably a nesting colony.
- Pole to pole, the extraordinary migration of the Arctic tern, by Steve Connor, 12 January 2010.