In July 2015 I am leading a unique expedition to the pack ice north of Svalbard to photograph Polar Bears living and hunting on the sea ice. This expedition has been more than 10 months in the planning and has been designed to provide the very best possible opportunities to Photograph Polar Bears in their natural environment. With the reduction in Arctic sea ice the Polar Bears in Svalbard are dwindling in number and the number of years left to photograph them is unfortunately limited. Late July is the ideal time to photograph Polar Bears north of Svalbard due to the dwindling ice around the archipelago. I had been planning to announce this new expedition to photograph wild Polar Bears was now open for bookings; however, due to initial expressions of interest and subsequent bookings the trip is already completely sold out.
This photograph scored a Silver with Distinction at the recent Epson Victorian Professional Photography Awards and was part of my winning Portfolio for Science, Environment and Nature photographer of the Year 2014.