My Favorite Polar Bear Encounter
August 2, 2010
My favorite polar bear encounter occurred on August 2. That
day our ship was following along the base of a very long
glacier, one that continued for miles, when someone saw a
polar bear swimming in the water. The captain slowed down
the ship so that we moved along at the speed of the polar
bear.
Soon the bear climbed out on an iceberg.
The bear peered up at us....
...and then continued his swim.
The bear then swam over to the ship and used ice to support him as he looked up at us.
He swam closer.
Never, ever, did I expect an experience like this!