Polar bear visit anniversary. Exactly one year ago today, at the beginning of the MOSAiC expedition, this mother polar bear and her cub visited us, our Polarstern vessel and the scientific installations, just out of curiosity, without damaging any of our instruments. When I took this picture, I knew that it would be an important one. Now these bears are going on tour with @worldpressphoto
for world wide exhibitions after winning this year's World Press Photo Award Environmental single category.
On Monday, October 12th, the Polarstern will return to Bremerhaven after the one year long expedition.
Yesterday one of my friends, who is a rocket scientist and works in space research, told me to name these two polar bears Niel and Buzz.
As a photographer there are two fields I am deeply interested. These are polar and space research.
Photo published in @nytimes
“Stuck in Arctic Ice, Dodging Polar Bears. All for Science.” #happyanniversary #light #polarbear #arctic #arcticocean @mosaic_expedition