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Szymon Niezabitowski Guide

Szymon was born in Cracow, Poland. He studied biology and geography in Cracow where he received his graduate degree in “Facility of Biology and Earth Sciences”. His final thesis was about volcanic soils on Iceland.

After he finished his studies, he joined Polish Academy of Sciences and worked for the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, where he was a keeper and researcher of exotic animals, worked with Cotton-top Tamarin, Tarantulas and Pythons. From the earliest years of his life, he is a passionate naturalist with a special interest in the geography and the wildlife of the higher latitudes, especially in marine mammals. Szymon began guiding on Spitsbergen in the Arctic in 2016 where he fulfilled his dream to see his first polar bear. Since then, he is a fulltime guide working in the High Arctic, Antarctica and North Norway.