[31st December, 2013] I am happy to announce that one of my Polar Bear images has been selected to Nikon´s International Calendar 2014! The calendar will be circulated over 50 countries worldwide. The Polar Bear image adorns the February page of the calendar, and it is a great honor to be chosen as one of Nikon´s twelve disciples in 2014...
The image is taken from a Zodiak (rubber boat) on one of my great trips to Svalbard with WildPhoto Travel. The camera and lens I used was Nikon D3s and Nikkor 70-200/2.8 VR II handheld at 135mm.
I have not yet received the calendar my self, but I got this photo of the February page below taken by representative of Nikon Japan, Mr. Yukari Hashimoto.
The original image comes first, please enlarge and enjoy. This is a great start of 2014, happy New Year to you all!
Polar Bear at Svalbard, Norway. Nikon D3s, Nikkor 70-200/2.8 VR II taken at 135mm, 1/200 sec at f/4.5. +2/3 EV, ISO 2500. Photo: Arnfinn Johansen
Nikon International Calendar 2014. Photo: Yukari Hashimoto, Nikon Japan.
Arnfinn - Congrats from all of us. Simply brilliant.
congratulations for a great achievement and brilliant picture. A pity we only get to see it for 28 days-my special wish for you for 2015 is that you'll get a picture for July with 31 days!
Happy New Year - Kurt
Wow !!! Congrats with this stunning result Arnfinn. Stunning image of course, that\'s for sure. And what a way to end and to start a year with ! Best wishes to you and your family ! keep up the good work. Regards Johan