/ by Katherine Yaksich

Here is an unpublished photo of Dr. Tom Smith, rifle master, naturalist, and what one of my friends calls “the Chuck Norris of the Arctic”, scouting the land for polar bears ensuring that it’s safe for us to land. I could tell stories all day about Tom, but my favorite story to tell is when he saved a polar bear’s life by punching it in the face. Join me this Thursday at 8 pm at Ira Lippke Studios in Chelsea, as I share more images and stories from my Arctic experience. I hope to see you there and share a glass of beer or wine with you! #thisarcticlife #svalbard #arctic #polarbears #makeportraits #storyportrait

Here is an unpublished photo of Dr. Tom Smith, rifle master, naturalist, and what one of my friends calls “the Chuck Norris of the Arctic”, scouting the land for polar bears ensuring that it’s safe for us to land. I could tell stories all day about Tom, but my favorite story to tell is when he saved a polar bear’s life by punching it in the face.

Join me this Thursday at 8 pm at Ira Lippke Studios in Chelsea, as I share more images and stories from my Arctic experience. I hope to see you there and share a glass of beer or wine with you!

#thisarcticlife #svalbard #arctic #polarbears #makeportraits #storyportrait