Originally presented as a spoken essay aboard the expedition ship "National Geographic Explorer" while traveling in the high arctic region of Svalbard. This first person narrative essay is a serene and thought-provoking musing on the restive peace that one's mind can encounter amid the barren beauty of the high arctic while searching for polar bears. (Also jokingly referred to as "How Far to the Next Polar Bear?")
Photographers Jack & Rikki Swenson are Photo Expedition Leaders for Lindblad Expeditions, in alliance with the National Geographic Society, guiding others to many of the world's wildest places. View more of their images from around the world at www.ExpeditionGallery.com.