I swear this gorgeous Polar Bear was smiling for the camera
There is so much that goes into getting an opportunity like this. From planning, traveling, knowing your gear and overcoming your fear. On this trip with @oneoceanexp though along with all the searching, our amazing spotters, and some good old-fashioned luck, it was our Captain that maneuvered our ship nearly silently and skilfully so not to alarm the bear and she approached us with curious enthusiasm. An encounter I doubt one could ever forget.
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