Roy Mangersnes - Traces of drama


I had the most amazing expedition to Svalbard this July. In 10 days we had 38 Polar Bears! Still it is amazing how these huge animals can hide in this open landscape. Sometimes you only see the tracks and traces of their presence. Approaching this scene one can only imagine the drama that has unfolded in the calm waters of the Arctic.

Location: Svalbard, Norway

Tags: Blood, polar bear, roy mangersnes, svalbard

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  1. Knut-Sverre Horn said:

    08/08/2012 13:25

    By leaving so much to my imagination, you make the picture stronger and more profound. Great shot.

  2. Julia Kalinicheva said:

    09/11/2012 10:40

    This picture is very familiar to me, as we saw such a drama during our expedition around Franz Josef Land in the Russian Arctic this summer. We even saw injured polar bear female, and speculated that she fought with a male who attacked her cubs and killed them. We found a head and remains of the cub's corpse later. Totally, we met 33 polar bears in those 10 days.