Russian photographer Dmitry Kokh captured polar bears at an abandoned weather station in the far eastern Russian Arctic. He had to go on a long journey to take photos of polar bears on Kolyuchin Island in the Chukchi Sea.
Dmitry Kokh Captured Polar Bears at an Abandoned Weather Station in the Far East of the Russian Arctic
Says Kokh: ‘I always wanted to take good photos of polar bears, and that was the main goal of our expedition. We expected to find them mainly on Wrangel Island, famous throughout the world for being home to many bears. Not this year, as we found out later, perhaps due to the very cold summer. But nature always sends you something when you least expect it: when we passed Kolyuchin Island, off the northern coast of Chukotka, we saw some movement in the abandoned windows. And when we got closer, they were bears! They had never been seen in those buildings before, so it was a once-in-a-lifetime situation.’
“I always wanted to take good photos of polar bears, and that was the main goal of our expedition… That was a once-in-a-lifetime situation.”