Bear Instincts with Joshua Holko

Kicking off the first of our three-part Arctic Encounter series, Global Arctic Photographer of the Year Joshua Holko narrates the scenes leading up to these powerful polar bear images as we go behind the lens with him

This bear was photographed at the edge of the permanent pack ice at 81 degrees north of Svalbard during a summer expedition to photograph Polar Bears in the Arctic. This particular photograph was taken around in the small hours of the morning under the midnight sun. Summer is a wonderful time to visit the Arctic and this far north the sun never sets, but just circles high in the sky. At night, there is often a light...

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