18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A cautious meeting of equals

On the ice of the Hudson Bay, an adult Polar Bear is migrating north through the territory of a resident wolf pack. The Polar Bear is waiting for the ice to freeze and thge annual seal hunt to begin. Neither is really a threat to the other, the wolf is too fast for the bear and the bear is too powerful for the wolf.

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Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Churchill, Canada
Copyright: © Russell Millner