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Facing Sharks at Tropicarium

Facing sharks at Tropicarium - Photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmFacing sharks at Tropicarium - Photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström Facing sharks at Tropicarium - Photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström While it may not be as heart-pounding as getting into the water in scuba gear and actually swimming with the sharks, watching them at Kolmården’s Tropicarium swim towards you in slow motion with their razor-sharp bared teeth is still frightening.

Cadets from the Marine Defense Organization

Sjövärnskåren  - Photography by Lola Akinmade
I recently met these young cadets on Djurgården. They were wearing hats that read ‘Sjövärnskåren’ and sailor uniforms with large floppy collars. They are part of a voluntary defense organization which is independent of the Armed Forces and its members are trained in various forms of marine activities – from sailing and manning tugboats to other marine navigational skills.