The art world is all abuzz today about the photography of a polar bear in the Arctic Circle and his pictures that could actually reach a million dollars when they are sold at Sotheby’s in NYC this weekend, making the bear one of the highest paid animal photographers.
This all started when a Danish adventurer named Waer Delicios, left his Canon EOS 7D camera worth over $2000, sitting in the arctic with no one to find it or him, at least for awhile. It seems that he disappeared without a trace, although experts say that he probably fell through the shelf of ice and was eaten by a waiting polar bear. The particular carving found around the spot appeared to have come from bear claws, but that could not be confirmed. At either rate, it seemed like an inside job, as another bear, who also had been known for stealing high end camera equipment, but eating it was in the vicinity. Frosty, however, wasn’t interested in a snack, only what the camera could do. He had a pension for taking photographs and putting them up on Facebook under the code name, “Berry Sweet” While other bears shunned him, according to his status, he was not going to be stopped by the haters and thanked the Coca-Cola bears for giving him some support.
The most coherent and meaningful photo from the auction lot has to be “Self Portrait” which shows his inner cub, playing with the camera. This one made art critics drool and one even called his work the most beautiful one he’d ever seen from an animal. And because of this wonderous artist and the fame shined on him through social media, his work is expected to get at least a million when it comes up for auction. His manager says that he is not interested in the cash, except to help his fellow bears held in captivity at Sea World and other places, oh and plenty of fish.
The bear’s next photo series is said to be entitled “Tipped Over World”, which we are looking forward to with baited breath, salmon even.