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Polar Bears of Alaska

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Traveling in the Arctic can be a humbling experience. Yes it’s often numbingly cold, windy and inhospitable for humans. The isolation of some of these Arctic places is also striking. When you encounter the largest land predator on Earth, at eye level, and he stares right into your eyes, you realize how unimportant you really are. We thought this enormous male Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) would be preoccupied with the member of his own species approaching from behind. Instead he fixed his gaze on us. A safe but humbling encounter.
Humbling Arctic Encounter