Polar bear in Bellot Strait

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 bear hunting – Seen from the prey’s eyes

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