Polar Bears Vs Submarine



Image: Chief Yeoman Alphonso Braggs, US-Navy

From a polar bear’s perspective, this must have seemed like the biggest whale they had ever seen rising from the ice. Needless to say, curious bears headed over to investigate this submarine that had cracked the ice from underneath. Not only did they check it out but they spent two hours making sure it wasn’t anything edible or of interest.


Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mark Barnoff.

This bear looks as if he is about to start a fight with the massive intruder into his territory. Polar bears are in fact not territorial, unlike the grizzly bear, but of course anything as strange as a periscope rising from the ice will get its attention. He spent about 40 minutes investigating and then ambled away. A hole like this in the ice is normally a seal breathing hole where he would catch his dinner, but not this time.

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