19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bear Butt

I was on a tundra buggy and this big male polar bear hung around us for a while. I thought this was a fun and playful way to photograph a bear, something a big different. Nice to see a healthy bear. Sadly, the ice is late coming in this year and the bears are later getting on the ice.

Photo Detail
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: churchill, Canada
Camera: NIKON Z 7_2
Copyright: © Michelle Valberg