MOVIE: The Realm of the Polar Bear

For most people who book a trip to the Arctic, Polar Bears are the highest on their list. Because of this, most travel agencies or tour operators call their trips (or at least some) ‘Polar Bear Special’ or ‘the Realm of the Polar Bear’. This puts some pressure on the expedition staff to find these magnificent animals, something that we usually manage to do. But when we see one, it often is a relief for the team, we did it again.

Fortunately, there is a lot else to see in the Arctic as well. Spending time in the pack ice is very special without any wildlife, and of course, there are many other animals.

The interesting part of this movie is that most of it is filmed between 23:00 and 3:00 at night.

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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