Arctic wildlife captured by photographer and polar scientist Anatoly Kochnev

Anatoly Kochnev is one of Russia’s most distinguished Arctic scientists, who lived on an island for 10 years with thousands of Polar Bears.
Anatoly Kochnev is a legend and one of the world’s greatest experts on the Polar Bear. A walrus and bear biologist, Anatoly Kochnev is a senior member of Russia’s Pacific Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography.

Also, he has a blog, where he writes of his experience in the Arctic (in Russian language). He illustrates his stories with own photographs, mostly of polar bears. Anatoly has spent enough time around bears to nickname most of them. Many of his images are just amazing.

Self-Portrait with intruders

Self-Portrait with intruders

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Two icebreakers

Two icebreakers

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A short performance of Lady Gaga

A short performance of Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is teasing

Lady Gaga is teasing

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Polar bear playing with his toy

Polar bear playing with his toy

Polar bear hunting walrus

Polar bear hunting walrus

Feeling guilty

Feeling guilty

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Ma'am Extinguisher revealing her romantic feelings

Ma’am Extinguisher revealing her romantic feelings

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Wrangel Island, 1997

Wrangel Island, 1997

Cape Vankarem

Cape Vankarem

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