High Arctic setting

Polar Bear, Ivory and Glaucous Gulls
Polar Bear, Ivory and Glaucous Gulls

When asked, most birdwatchers admit that an encounter with a Polar Bear feeding on a dead seal with Ivory Gulls around it is on top of their wish list. Sometimes we get lucky and manage to find a scene like this. It’s always remarkable to see that the Ivory Gulls are a lot more daring as the Glaucous Gulls. Where the Glaucs wait until the bears are ready to steal their meal, dare the Ivory Gulls to pick a few bites at the other end of the seal while the bears are eating.

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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