Most people tend to forget it, but polar bears are living in the sea. They tend to get out to the ground (and be photographed more easily there), but they are more than at ease in the water. Polar bear (Ursus maritimus, Ours polaire). Conningham Bay, Nunavut, Canada. August 2016.
When crossing Bellot Strait, so narrow and so emblematic of the centuries-long search for the Northwest Passage, we came across this bear which seemed to be interested in mountain climbing (or those bird nests perched halfway up on the so-colourful rock). Polar bear (Ursus maritimus, Ours polaire). Bellot Strait, Nunavut, Canada. August 2016.
Polar bears are not afraid of water. This is my evidence: Lower Savage Island, Nunavut, Canada August 2016.
Filmmaker Gordon Buchanan, while shooting a BBC documentary in Svalbard, Norway, experienced being considered as a prey worth hunting. Despite ending with no killing (the glass cage was strong enough), this must have been a real moment of stress. Some of the photos shot by Gordon are in the article published in the Daily Mail… Read More
Our paths crossed those of several bears (four at the end of the trip) in very different weather conditions. But it was possible to shoot some snapshots of the king of the North. Polar bear (Ursus maritimus, ours polaire) Svalbard, June 2013.
The polar bear is a fascinating animal. Marion Jonchères presents it in a photo and video documentary. L'Ours Polaire – roi de l'Arctique par mjoncheres
…for the photo/cinema gear. YouTube link