Tragedy

By: Arjen Drost

Sep 05 2011

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Category: nature, Photography, Polar, Scenery

5 Comments

Aperture:f/8
Focal Length:190mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/2000 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Exactly one month ago I took this picture of the Negribreen. While we were enjoying this spectacular glacier an enormous tragedy took place at the other side of this glacier. A British youth organization was camping near the Von Postbreen and was attacked by a Polar Bear. Due to a lot of bad luck and failing material a 17 year old boy was killed while 4 others, two of them leaders of the group, got seriously injured.
Of course I know things like this can happen, but incidents like this make you realise again you’re really in Polar Bear country. This incident was only the fifth lethal accident in 40 years (with 120 bears being killed in the same period).
Taking good precautions can minimise the risk, but this tragedy shows that it can never really be ruled out.

5 comments on “Tragedy”

  1. Hello Arjen,

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    Kind regards,

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    • Hello Cathy

      Thanks for the compliments on my blog. Always nice to hear it’s being appreciated. About the link exchange, as you probably have seen, I don’t really have a link-page on my site. So I’m afraid I don’t have the place to put a link somewhere.

      Kind regards

      Arjen

  2. hi my name is Nereu, from Brazil.

    Your work is beatiful!

    I became a fan of his work and i see your blog every day!

    thanks

  3. This is a beautiful shot. It’s sad to know that such a tragic event took place on the other side of it.


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