14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Off the Ice

A polar bear prowls a whaling cemetery in Eolusneset on Svalbard. Sailing into Eolusneset with a landing planned, the presence of a polar bear was not expected.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Copyright: © Tim Auer