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26 February 2009


Aurora and Elk (駝鹿)
Norway (2001)
8th June, 2008. Bjørnøya, Svalbard
(Postmark features Brunnich's Guillemot (厚嘴海鴉)

It is an only mail come from North Circle, Svalbard is a group of islands in the offshore of Norway and inside North Circle. There does not have much residents, most of them are scientists. Around 65% area of islands be listed as protection area, and most habitants are Polar Bears. The island, also has an international seed vault, to store all seed come from different countries. Of course, Svalbard is one of best places to view aurora during spring or autumn.

Brunnich's Guillemont only can be found in North Circle's countries likes Russia, Iceland, Norway and Greenland. It is different than Razorbill, which also lives in same area to southern area like Portugal, Nova Scotia or California.
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