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Polar bear and walrus fight in Spitsbergen
Written by Anette   
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 09:44

I came across these great pictures in the Norwegian papers today - they are what you can safely call "Kodak moments".

Two giant polar bears picking a fight with a huge walrus in Spitsbergen.

 

See the pictures here.

The pictures were taken by local Svalbard tour guide Jon Sandmo on a trip to his cabin near Svea. He told the papers that seeing polar bears is quite common for him, but fighting a walrus - not so much.

 

He told NRK: "It was an experience just to watch - and I had to really concentrate to get the photos. I have never seen a confrontation between polar bears and walruses before."

 

Polar bears are the largest bears in the world, and also the biggest land carnivore. But even these two giants would be no match for a walrus weighing about 1,000kg!

 

The photos are pretty amazing - you can see them here.

 

 

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