The Last Polar Bear - Survival of Polar Bears - Part 2

Katherine Burlake on a boat experiencing the Hornsund Fjord

The Last Polar Bear – Part 2 By Katherine Burlake

… He jumped at the sound of cracking.

A part of the glacier across the fjord was falling as if in slow motion into the water. The boat rocked, churned up by the waves from the avalanche the locals call “white thunder.” The man looked […]

The Last Polar Bear - Survival of Polar Bears

Nor would he ever know if he was looking at the last polar bear on Svalbard Island.

Katherine Burlake always wanted to be a writer but had no idea most of her published work would be in different publications, magazines and periodicals. Below is a short story written after visiting Svalbard Island that captures what she learned about the area through the eyes of a local biologist as he navigates the icy […]