Polar Frame Wall Print
Polar Frame Wall Print
Quick guide to selecting your wall print:
1. Choose the type - canvas, photo paper or fine art paper. Need more details? See the wall prints guide.
2. Select the size - the options in the drop-down menu refer to the print before a frame is added (including any border). All images are produced in their original uncropped format, so the actual image size may vary depending on your selection.
Canvas prints: the full image covers the entire front face. There is no border and the edges are white. The size selected from the drop-down size menu will be the actual image size.
Photo paper or fine art paper (framed or unframed) - actual image size within the border will be:
|Paper size: width x height||Actual image size: width x height|
|40cm x 30cm||28cm x 18.6cm|
|50cm x 40cm||40cm x 26.6cm|
|70cm x 50cm||54cm x 35.9cm|
|100cm x 70cm||80cm x 53.3cm|
3. Pick a frame (or choose not to). Frames are 2cm wide and stand 2.3cm from the wall.
4. Add to basket and you're done!
Description / Polar Frame Wall Print
Polar Frame © Dmitry Kokh 2022. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum, London.
Animal Portraits, Highly Commended
When the yacht that Dmitry was sailing on took refuge from a storm in the lee of Kolyuchin, an uninhabited island in the remote Russian Far East, he did not expect to see a figure at the window of a house. There had been a small settlement on the island, abandoned after the break-up of the USSR, and a weather station that had closed in 1992. At least 20 polar bears, mostly males, were exploring the buildings, while females and their cubs remained closer to the shore. It was too dangerous to land, so Dmitry launched his low-noise drone.
These bears (part of the Chukchi subpopulation) usually move north in summer, staying with the retreating sea ice – essential for hunting seals. In September 2021, loose pack ice had remained further south and so had some of the bears. Dmitry’s skilful use of the drone, despite the fog engulfing the island, captured extraordinary images. In this double-framed portrait, the bear stares directly at the camera, as if to say, ‘this is my place now.’
About the photographer (2022)
Dmitry is a wildlife and underwater photographer who tries to capture decisive moments in nature and to show wildlife contextually in its environment. He enjoys the process of creating memorable and beautiful pictures and hopes that they will inspire people in some way to care about and conserve the natural world. His approach is borne out of his enthusiasm and energy - full immersion, staying innovative and focusing on storytelling.