In Pictures: Greenpeace travels to the Bear Island
The Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise is currently in the Barents Sea documenting the unique and pristine environment of the Bear Island. The island has the biggest seabird colony in the northern hemisphere with 33 species nesting on the island. Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned company, is planning to drill in the area after the Norwegian government issued new licenses for drilling close to the island. These photos taken this month by onboard photographer Will Rose show the amazing beauty and wildlife of the island.