Roy Mangersnes - Rim of the Polar King
On my first visit to the White Island, north east in the Spitsbergen archipelago this autumn I witnessed no less then 5 Polar Bears strolling on the rocky beach. They all looked pretty miserable, as the do at this time of the year before the return of the sea ice. Most people believe the winter is the time animals struggle, but for Polar Bears that is the time of plenty. In late summer they are in their worst condition and desperate for food. Some of them were feeding on dead seaweed, while looking carefully at the us. Not the best place to do a landing… Hopefully the ice will return soon.
Location: Kvitøya, Svalbard
Tags: polar bear, roy mangersnes, svalbard