Ср. Май 29th, 2024

In the vastness of Wrangel Island, a part of the Arctic, over 200 bears appeared as if they were a group of grazing sheep. Both amazed tourists and brave researchers witnessed this captivating sight from the Akademik Shokalskiy, a peaceful vessel sailing along the edges of this Russian controlled island nestled in the Arctic Ocean.

The impressive gathering of these Arctic creatures was due to the attraction of a giant a whales carcass that released its strong scent into the air.

These powerful bears, known as giants in both icy and tundra landscapes arrived at this location on or before September 19th. Stayed until they had completely devoured the remains of the whale. This lasted for one or two days.

Captain Rodney Russ, a captain from Heritage Expeditions and the respected leader of this expedition considered this sighting unforgettable. It became a memory etched into their minds with unwavering clarity. “One of those days ” he reflected, “that my fellow companions and I will always remember.”

 

“As we followed along the curving lines of the coastline ” Captain Russ recalled fondly “we spotted a ‘group’ or ‘congregation’of polar bears. It was, like a tapestry woven into the fabric of the shoreline.”Next, to the shore we discovered the remains of a bowhead whale, a creature that had passed away. As we looked around we counted over 150 bears of ages, genders and sizes. Some were busy enjoying their feast while others had satisfied their hunger. It was clear that they were all drawn to the resting place of the cetacean. With a desire for closeness and a hint of bravery we sent out Zodiacs to get a glimpse into this gathering.. What unfolded before our eyes was beyond words—a spectacle. We managed to capture one photograph as an attempt to

According to The Siberian Times, which chronicles events it is estimated that there are at 230 bears in this area—a population comparable to grazing sheep according to amazed tourists accounts.