20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Nose in the Wind

A Polar Bear sow with her Coy (cub of the year) kept sniffing the wind. Because she was winding upwind of us, we knew it was something else she was interested in. After an hour we proceeded to the east and after a few minutes ran into the large male Polar Bear that had been working his way toward the sow and her cub.

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Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Churchill, Canada
Copyright: © Randy Heaton