POLE PO­SI­TION

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

RA­DIO per­son­al­ity Steve Price has traded trop­i­cal shirts for ther­mal un­der­wear and puffy jack­ets, snap­ping in­cred­i­ble pic­tures dur­ing his trip to the North Pole.

Pricey ( pic­tured above) told the Townsville Bul­letin of close en­coun­ters with po­lar bears and wal­ruses in the icy Arc­tic.

“No such thing as bad weather, it’s wrong cloth­ing,” he said.

“Ther­mals, and neck warm­ers, the best gloves I could get, and scary as I haven’t worn socks and shoes for ages.

“We would go out in Zo­di­acs twice a day for many hours in the wilder­ness, the guides would carry ri­fles as we were in bear ter­ri­tory.

“I al­ways take a great torch with me when I travel, re­ally silly in this trip, as I have not seen night for two weeks.”

Af­ter a few days in Copen­hagen, Pricey will soon be on his way back to Townsville.

“It’s not easy to get here, but so worth it,” he said.

“When you stand next to 73 wal­ruses in a huge haul out, you re­alise how small we are yet how im­por­tant it is to pro­tect these ex­tra­or­di­nary crea­tures.

“They knew we were there, the eyes told the story.” >> Flick to page 16 to check out some more of his pho­to­graphs.

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