Chasing Glaciers in Svalbard, Norway, with @arni_coraldo
When not on the road or in the air, Corey Arnold (@arni_coraldo) spends his days captaining a commercial salmon fishing vessel in Bristol Bay, Alaska. For about five months each year, however, Corey is dispatched to photograph some of the coldest and most remote corners of the globe. When packing for his expeditions, Corey always leaves room for his iPhone and uses Instagram to share a window into his travels.
"Instagram has been a great way to post a behind the scenes look at my life on the road with friends and share my adventures with a growing audience," says Corey. "I often shoot many thousands of images while traveling and few of those images ever see the light of day, so it is great to have an instant outlet for those."
Recently, Corey spent several weeks in Svalbard, Norway, documenting glaciers for Project Pressure (@projectpressure). “Project Pressure,” says Corey, “is creating the world’s first interactive glacier archive and collaborating with scientists to share information and photographs in order to better understand climate change.”
"I was based out of a Polish polar research station in the south and spent my days traveling long distances with too much equipment, hiking over glaciers and climbing mountains."
The landscape was among the most spectacular Corey has ever witnessed: “Mountains of sheer rock rise straight up from the sea surrounded by endless miles of calving glaciers. Meanwhile reindeer, arctic, foxes and polar bears roam the shores.”
Even though his expedition recently ended, Corey looks forward to returning. “I never know where I’m going to go next, but you can count on more arctic adventures.” He also has a book launch and several exhibitions in the works for the coming year.
In the meantime, expect photos from Corey’s life as a fisherman where Instagram serves a different role. “As a commercial fisherman, I see Instagram as a great way to educate the public about issues I’m very passionate about like our battle to prevent large scale industrial copper mining in the headwaters of Bristol Bay.”
To see the world through Corey’s lens, follow @arni_coraldo on Instagram.