Massive Polar Bears Enjoy a Magnificent Glowing Sunset

Many photographers have set out to document polar bears within their natural, snowy surroundings. Whether the animals are playfully rolling around in the snow or going for a quick swim, more often than not, they are surrounded by a stark white, wintry backdrop. However, in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, French photographer Sylvain Cordier stumbled upon this colorfully magnificent moment that shows a family of polar bears set against an absolutely stunning sunset.

Cordier spent three weeks in a boat, following a mother and her two large cubs around and photographing their everyday lives. As they sit calmly and observe the setting sun, it appears that the three bears had become accustomed to the sounds of the 67-year-old photographer’s clicking camera.

The vibrant sunset is the perfect backdrop for the beautifully massive creatures. Cordier describes his experience: “One evening it got to about 6.30pm and I knew a sunset was imminent. I positioned my boat in the hope the bears would move in the right direction and then it all just happened by chance really. The atmosphere was absolutely extraordinary”

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via [L’Acte Gratuit], [The Inspiration Grid], [paranoias]

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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