Think you’re having a bad day at work?! Ha?! Just take a closer look at these photos. Working as a videographer in Kaktovik, Alaska is always an adventure. Check some comments below from Data City.
“I’m not sure who’s dumber, they guy pictured, or the guy taking the pictures. Anyone silly enough to play tag with a bear probably deserves what would have happened if he had so much as stumbled.
But what kind of person would take pictures instead of doing something to distract that bear? Polar bears are not cute cuddly teddy bears, they eat people.” – Floyd Davidson.
“This is funny because you could see that the guy was scared yet the camara man kept taking pictures. The camera man is the type that would still be taking pictures even if the person was being mauled.” – 60-minutes-II.
“Reminds me of a conversation I had with the guys at the Cape Lizburne Long Range Radar site (out near Point Hope, north of Kotzebue and southwest of Barrow) a few years ago. They were telling me about some visitor that got off the plane and wandered off across the airstrip.
When someone noticed where he was they ran over and grabbed him, brought back and began to give him a lecture on polar bear safety. The guy interrupted and said something to the effect of, “There wouldn’t be a bear that close…” and turned to point to where he had been. He stopped, because there was a polar bear standing right where he had been. “ – Floyd Davidson
“Those pictures would have been priceless had he been mauled! The camera man should have tripped or otherwise distracted that guy!” – Rance
“That’s something I don’t understand about the pictures. Nobody locks truck doors in Kaktovik (or here in Barrow, even parked in the AC store parking lot)!
There are two vehicles there, and I just can’t believe that both of them have doors the doors locked. So I have to think that, at least initially, that guy made a decision to play tag with the bear rather than get into a truck to get away from it.
I’ll bet by the first once around a truck, without enough time to stop and open a door, he regretted that idea… especially if he could hear that camera clicking away and the photographer laughing.” – Floyd Davidson
p.s. We don’t know what happened in the end? Did the bear attack him or was he able to find safety? Please if someone knows, leave a comment below. [via City Data]