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Taken 20-Jul-11
Visitors 14


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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Snow Wildlife
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Keywords:Arctic, Hornsund, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, bear, fulmar, haul out, ice, ice floe, midnight, polar bear, sea, swimming, water
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Date modified20-Jul-11 22:43
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Camera makeFUJIFILM
Camera modelFinePixViewer Ver.3.2
FULMAR & POLAR BEAR NEAR HORNSUND

FULMAR & POLAR BEAR NEAR HORNSUND

Although they are strong swimmers, we were in open water with relatively few ice floes on which the polar bear could haul out. It was completely silent other than the hum of the ship's engine, so we could hear the bear huffing and puffing as it attempted to swim away. As it had obviously received quite a fright to find us behind it (and we'd only just noticed it when we got close up), we left it alone and continued on our journey.