Polar Bear - IJsbeer - Ursus maritimus
A Polar Bear walking on the pack ice


This year I participated for the first time in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest. I didn’t expect to win, but making it to the semi-finals would be a nice goal, in my opinion. Today I got the notification that two of my pictures made it to those semi finals.A Red Phalarope in an icy setting and a Polar Bear on the ice. The latter was surprising to me, as it was one of the last pictures that I decided to sent. Unfortunately (but not surprisingly) they didn’t make it beyond those semi finals.
Now lets see what we can do next year!
Red (Grey) Phalarope - Rosse Franjepoot - Phalaropus fulicarius
A female Red (Grey) Phalarope in front of some ice

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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