Club Member Alison Tetley gave a well received and lavishly illustrated talk, Polar Bears and other Photographic Adventures. Alison is a former president and currently the Syllabus Secretary of the club and is known for her itchy feet when it comes to traveling.
She began her talk by expressing her love of lonely places. The first part of the talk took members to Svalbard, midway between the northern coast of Norway and the North Pole. Alison introduced everyone to impressive vistas of pancake ice, vast disintegrating cliffs at the end arctic glaciers and polar bears. The highlight was undoubtedly her patiently gathered images of a Polar Bear family.
In the second part of her talk she introduces scenes from Iceland with advice on avoiding hoards of tourists. Among the highlights was Goðafoss, the “waterfall of the gods” located in the north of Iceland. It is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the country.