The great polar bear called Nanuk in Inuktitut is an impressive animal.
We spent every day trying to spot polar bears and then we saw fresh tracks and knew we were close.
We all stayed on a deck trying to find it anywhere, looking constantly at the endless horizon with my binoculars, and then I saw something and I had to double check, but it was the king of the Arctic, swimming only a few metres away from the boat.
Tears started to come to my eyes and my heart was beating faster and faster as we followed from a distance.
During the expedition in extreme high arctic we met 13 polar bears.
I will never forgot this experience and the time we spent learning how they live.
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The Majestic Beast Nanuk
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inukAwarded Drone Photographer of the Year 2018 (Drone Award SIPA Festival) Grand Prize Drone Photography 2017 (Skypixel) 1er Prize Drone Video Animal 2018 1st Prize Arctic Landscape (Arctic Biodiversity Congres) 3rd Prize Arctic Wildlife (Arctic Biodiversity Congres) 3rd Prize Drone Nature 2017 (Dronestagram) 3rd Prize Wildlife The Nature Conservancy Story on National Geographic: www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/11/arctic-aerial-wildlife-pictures I believe in and aspire to, bring a new perspective of capturing wildlife we already know well from traditional photography. I believe these images allow us to observe and document their behaviors from a new angle and approach, revealing the animals in their entirety as well as in a wider habitat and landscape, in a way not before possible, a new way of learning about the white northern part of our planet. It is more than time to act and I want my photo to help conservation to create more Marine Conservation Area.
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