Certain pictures on the internet have grabbed people’s attention and have produced a variety of emotions. Some images are strange, some are terrifying while some are so interesting that it leaves people baffled, such are the images of the polar bears. We are going to talk about the last category and show you the pictures so that you can judge them yourself.
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The Setting Of The Polar Bears Being Photographed
The images are set against a background of dried grass, debris, and rusted tanks and were clicked by Dmitry Kokh. The images are centered around a family of polar bears that had occupied an abandoned meteorological station last fall.
The ruined structures are located between Alaska and Russia on the Kolyuchin Island in the Chukchi Sea. The island provides a remote tundra that was visited by the photographer after a 1,200-mile expedition in September 2021.
“We expected to meet (the polar bears) mostly on Wrangel Island, famous all around the world for being home for many bears. Not this year, as we found out later—maybe because of the very cold summer,” he writes.
The Russians had built the weather center on Kolyuchin Island in 1932 before decommissioning it in the 1990s. The region is now devoid of life and sits unoccupied along with the rest of the area.
When Kokh had passed the 2.8-mile island, he saw the massive polar bears moving through the abandoned structures.
The Images Appear Post-Apocalyptic
The resulting images are appearing as if it has survived the apocalypse with its exposed support beams, worn-out features, and chipping paintwork. The brave photographer had captured the images of the polar bears who were busy wandering the rundown property, poking their heads out from the windows and chilling on the grassy surface.
Kokh’s photograph of a polar bear resting its front legs on a window sill won a National Geographic-organized contest last year, and he also filmed a short video of his visit.
You can shop for these prints on his site and follow him on Instagram for more wildlife photos.