Bear Island
Bear Island. June 1596

Bear Island
Bear Island. 1839
Bear Island

The Bear Island was named by the Barentsz Expedition in 1596 after a severe fight and killing of a bear.

The La Recherche Expedition visited Bear Island in 1838, and the members were impressed by the fantastic shapes of the cliffs on the island.

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