In the photo competition Nordic Nature Photo Contest (NNPC) 2011 was a photo of photographer Carsten Egevang awarded "Highly Commended" in the category "Threatened Nordic Nature". With nearly 5,000 photos submitted to the 2011 competition, the NNPC in the first year of competition performed distinguished itself as a major new photography competition for nature photographers in Scandinavia.
"The winning picture was taken during a visit to Scoresbysund in May 2009. It was my last day in town before going to return, and the weather was foggy and not very welcoming to photography. I had slowly resigned myself that I probably would not get more motives in the box on this trip, as the rumor that there was shot a polar bear spread in the city. I was lucky enough to get a ride on the back of a snowmobile in one of the locals, and it was from here managed to get the image of the hunter on his way to the city with the polar bear by dogsled. The proud polar bear hunter called Marius Madsen, and despite his 23 years, the bear number eleven as Marius claims that during his time as professional hunter. "Says Carsten Egevang. "The bear was run into the city, and in less than 1½ hours, the bear was dismembered and the meat distributed, according to old regulations. Despite the fact that 30 bears are annually shot in Scoresbysund, this bear a huge success among young and old in the city, where several had to compare their own with the bear great paw, "continues Carsten.