What an amazing experience it was to see this rare spectacled bear. I spotted it driving to the next destination on my schedule, and could not believe it when I saw this bear high up a hillside. I first tried to walk, but with camera gear adding weight I had to accept defeat and hope […]
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A brief encounter of the rare Indian Sloth Bear as it quenches its thirst. It’s the height of the dry season, with temperature reaching 45 degrees Celsius it’s critical to know of and reach the last remaining water sources. Elevation: 287 meters.
Mother and cub checking out new possibilities on the summer sea ice north of Spitsbergen. They evoke so many feelings in humans, and I am no exception, as I simply cannot help myself and say “aaaww” when I look at the cub in the image. But during the encounter my heart was filled with awe, […]
A mother of one cub after a feed on a seal carcass. The seal was brought down by a huge male, which fed, and fed until it could swallow no more and withdrew to rest between the feasting. During these intervals this mother sneaked up to the seal with her cub and ate all they […]
We had to go further north than ever before to reach the sea ice this year, and after a long while searching in vain we finally noticed a huge male gorging on a seal carcass. Moments later we noticed a female with a cub lying down, waiting for the moment when the male was once […]
This is one of several amazing moments this female and her cub shared with us, at 81.31 degrees north of Svalbard, and here they are walking straight towards the boat I’m on to check it out, as their seal carcass was completely cleaned out and thus the hunt for new opportunities went up to the […]
På avstand er det ikke lett å se at isflaket huser 3 isbjørner! Disse to ungene og moren hadde nok svømt langt da det på den ene siden var åpent hav på den andre siden en milevis lang brekant (Bråsvellbreen). De kan selvsagt også ha ligget lenge på flaket og drevet bort fra Hinlopenstredet, men […]