Polar Bear on the Coast of the Chukchi Sea
Shapran Andrey, Freelancer, Russian Federation
Polar bears are excellent swimmers who can cover more than 100 kilometers. However, these mighty predators cannot always resist the elements. Autumn 2021 was marked by a slew of powerful storms in the Chukchi Sea. After one such storm, residents of the Chukchi village of Enurmino discovered the corpse of a polar bear, an extremely rare occurance even for these northern whereabouts.