February 27th is International Polar Bear Day! While most days here in the NWS office are polar bear days for our expert Polar Team, we decided to make even more of an effort to celebrate these incredible creatures in honour of their special day!
Some of us here at NWS are lucky enough to have travelled to the Arctic in search of the bears alongside some of our specialist leaders, photographers, and adventurous clients. We have seen first-hand the need to protect the bears and their habitat, as the ice melts and retreats year on year. International Polar Bear Day is a reminder that we could all do more to reverse the negative effects of climate change.
To celebrate the majestic rulers of the Arctic, here are some of our favourite photos from our Svalbard Polar Bear Explorer trips over the last four years.