Monumental Island, Nunavut - September 11, 2005
Fog enshrouds the island as we set off to explore
Polar bears move as if the country had belonged to them always.
- John Muir, 1899
When a single bear finds a good seal-hunting ground, ten or fifteen other bears are likely to show up at the same place within half a day or so. Scientists don't have an explanation for how bears get wind of these things. Odour likely plays a role, but bears come in from all directions and some from very far away. They just get to a place where something is happening, and they get there quickly.
Thor Larsen - World of the Polar Bear
Walrus and young calf warily watch our Zodiac approach Monumental Island
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