In November 2018, I was able to spend two weeks at Seal River Lodge on Hudson Bay only miles from the Arctic Circle. We were blessed to see numerous polar bear before Hudson Bay iced over and the polar bears departed to forage for seals on the ice.
This photograph was was a top 25 in Nature's Best Photo Contest in 2019. There were over 60,000 images submitted to this contest. The top 25 including my image was on a world tour of art galleries during 2019. This image and others taken in the Arctic have been used in professional lectures and submitted to additional photo contests this year.
Polar bears fast from spring to fall. There are few food items that polar bears can pursue and catch in these seasons. If they are lucky, they find a dead whale. Some are learning to hunt walrus. They eat primarily in the winter on seals that come to the sea ice to have their pups. The polar bear in this photograph is standing in the sea breeze "scenting" to see if it should go hunting for food.
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