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TOMMY SANDAL- A hunter in the wilds of Svalbard –
The following story was originally translated from Norwegian to English, taken from the book, “A Hunter in the Wilds of Svalbard.” For over two years, journalist Julie C. Knarvik and photographer Sverre Chr. Jarild chronicled the life and story of Svalbard’s last traditional hunter, Tommy Sandal.
Sverre Chr. Jarild
It’s well camouflaged in this white landscape. Wandering on the ice where the white snow meets the gray sky, it emerges out of the mist. Tommy Sandal spots it a few hundred meters from land. A large male polar bear is ambling toward the cabin and the meat rack, from which seal meat and blubber are hanging. It is a powerful sight. Rusk, his large Greenland dog and polar bear guard gets a whiff of the animal. He barks furiously and pulls on his chains, rattling them loudly.
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