Polar Bears | Seal River Lodge, Canada


A polar bear at sunrise with ice fog rising behind it. Hudson Bay is starting to freeze.
Photo courtesy Sean Crane.

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At minus 20C the polar bears and the cameraman are happy but the camera batteries are not. Photo courtesy Stewart Mayer

There were three bears around the lodge all the time. Two seemed to know each other well but the third was a newcomer and more nervous than the others. They were waiting for the ice to form so they could travel on it to hunt seals. These will probably be their first substantial meals since the ice on Hudson Bay melted in July.

Stewart took this picture as one of the bears passed close to us along the shore. He was filming for National Geographic.


Photo courtesy Stewart Mayer