In the vastness of Wrangel Island, a part of the Arctic, over 200 bears appeared as if they were a group of grazing sheep. Both amazed tourists and brave researchers witnessed this captivating sight from the Akademik Shokalskiy, a peaceful vessel sailing along the edges of this Russian controlled island nestled in the Arctic Ocean.
The impressive gathering of these Arctic creatures was due to the attraction of a giant a whales carcass that released its strong scent into the air.
These powerful bears, known as giants in both icy and tundra landscapes arrived at this location on or before September 19th. Stayed until they had completely devoured the remains of the whale. This lasted for one or two days.
Captain Rodney Russ, a captain from Heritage Expeditions and the respected leader of this expedition considered this sighting unforgettable. It became a memory etched into their minds with unwavering clarity. “One of those days ” he reflected, “that my fellow companions and I will always remember.”
“We spotted a ‘group’ or ‘congregation’ of polar bears as we followed along the curving lines of the coastline,” Captain Russ recounted with nostalgia. It resembled a tapestry woven into the coastline’s structure.After that, we came upon the dead body of a bowhead whale near the coast. We counted approximately 150 bears of various sizes, ages, and genders as we gazed around. While some had filled their bellies, others were preoccupied with savoring their feast. It was obvious that they were all pulled to the cetacean’s final resting spot. To gain a peek of this gathering, we sent out Zodiacs with a dash of boldness and a longing for intimacy. Words cannot express the scene that we saw unfold before our eyes. We succeeded in one photograph. There are 230 bears in this area, according to The Siberian Times, a chronicle of occurrences. Astonished travelers have compared the bear number to that of grazing sheep.