'Spirit of the Arctic'
Deep in the lands of sea and ice, Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) rule the mystical terrain. The below images were photographed over three encounters, totalling no more than six hours. Their diversity and range are a testament to true photographic skill, under a time sensitive situation. In honour of rich myths, legends, folklore and heritage, each image in this collection is named after a word derived from Inuktitut, Old Norse and Icelandic to celebrate the magic of Svalbard and the wildlife which embodies the spirit of the arctic.