Nanuk: Polar Bear rolling about

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    Nanuk: Polar Bear, Ursus Maritimus seen from the deck of the Arctic Sunrise in Kane Basin, North west Greenland. The bear's curiosity drew the ship while it was stationary, in sea ice, just after midnight on Sunday morning. It came very close to the ship, and even looked like it thought about trying to scale the side of the vessel, before playfully rolling about on the ice.

    In this photo, the bear is rolling about, apparently to dry itself - however, it stopped several times while in this seemingly playful mood to take a look back at it's audience on board the ship.

    This was fifth of six polar bears seen by the crew in the last few weeks.

    The Greenpeace ship has been in the area for over a month, carrying out scientific research and bearing witness to the effects of climate change on the Arctic. More at

    Read the blog I wrote about this encounter:
    weblog.greenpeace.org/climate/2009/08/late_night_with_nan...

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    1. cjuel 57 months ago | reply

      Wonderful encounter. And you managed to get a nice composition in the midst of it.
      NaturesFinestNaturesFinest
      This is really one of Natures Finest!!

    2. Maiseydotes - Happy New Year to all! 57 months ago | reply

      Totally, utterly stunning, Excellent work, both behind the lens and with Greenpeace.

    3. leo-n 2.13 57 months ago | reply

      wow
      .......awesome
      ........................shot
      ................................!!!

    4. www.paulblackley.co.uk 57 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful shot. Beautiful lighting too

    5. Bee-lee 57 months ago | reply

      that's such an awesome capture!

    6. kaisersuzee 57 months ago | reply

      It's a great trap. Mr.Crowley employs it too. The 'why don't you stroke my lovely furrysome belly' trap.

    7. OnceAndFutureLaura 56 months ago | reply

      That is stunning.

    8. Tony Carlos Br 56 months ago | reply

      Um pouco de calor também é bom!!!

      Linda foto

      FHM

    9. Alexandre Lourenço 56 months ago | reply

      Nominated

      I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
      National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?

    10. elez! 56 months ago | reply

      nice shot!

    11. gbrown808 56 months ago | reply

      Amazing capture, makes me happy just looking at it.
      The Nature Group

    12. têteenlair 56 months ago | reply

      The Nature Group
      wonderful catch , i saw some in svalbard in july ...

    13. calamityjan2008 56 months ago | reply

      putting on a show! nicely captured.
      The Nature Group
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    14. rio en medio - Jose On/Off 56 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot!

      The Nature Group

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called En armonía con la Naturaleza, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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