He was a big boy alright and the
captain drove (do you drive ships?) very slowly up towards him.
He was no doubt thinking the Polar Bear equivalent of "What the
*****!" as this huge ship came up to him while he was minding
his own business on an ice floe out of sight of any land and
hoping to see nothing more or less unusual than a tasty seal.
Air temp: +2º C Latitude: 72º 30' N Longitude: 75º 05' W
These are pictures
from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute
Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward.
Pentax digital equipment.