Brown Bear

As you could have read on my Dutch twitter account at the bottom of this page (or through @Natureview) I had a great night in a bear hide. The first bear showed up only an hour after we sat down. A bit far away (I should have picked another hide), but it was great to see a coloured bear for a change. The whole evening (from 5pm to darkness around 10pm) bears showed up all the time. Sometimes alone, once even with 4 together. Up close, at a distance, running, eating, chasing each other. Sometimes I didn’t know where to look or to take pictures.

At 10pm it was getting dark, so time to sleep a little. Around 4am I woke up, but the bears were asleep now. So after three hours of waiting I could finally leave the hide (after spending 14 hours in it) and go back to the lodge to see the results. Then came the challenge to pick one picture to show you, the result is shown above. More to come as I’ll be back in one of the hides tonight.

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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