Image of the polar bear that was shot after attacking a Norwegian kayaker in his tent on Svalbard last week (click to enlarge) Image by Arild Lyssand/Sysselmannen Svalbard courtesy Arild Lyssand/Sysselmannen Svalbard
The two Norwegians used trip wires to scare of the Polar Bear, but it didn't work. Image by Arild Lyssand/Sysselmannen på Svalbard courtesy Arild Lyssand/Sysselmannen på Svalbard
Plur Nilssen beeing carried to to rescue and flown to the local hospital for surgery. He is out of danger. Image by Arild Lyssand/Sysselmannen på Svalbard courtesy Arild Lyssand/Sysselmannen på Svalbard
It was a male on 360 kilos that attacked the camp. Image by Per Andreassen/Sysselmannen Svalbard courtesy Per Andreassen/Sysselmannen Svalbard
The Polar Bear was shot dead 40 meters from the camp (to the right of the tent). Image by Arild LyssandSysselmannen Svalbard courtesy Arild Lyssand/Sysselmannen Svalbard
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The two Norwegians Sebastian Plur Nilssen, 22, and Ludvig Fjeld, 22, had a nightmare awakening on Svalbard Thursday. Plur Nilssen was dragged out of the tent by a Polar Bear. His expedition partner managed to shoot the bear.The two Norwegians where on an expedition to circumnavigate the whole Svalbard archipelago in kayaks and started from Longyearbyen July 5. They where on the north coast of Nordaustlandet on Ekstremhuken when the attack happened midday Thursday July 29.The Polar Bear went into the tent and dragged Plur...