Canada/Labrador: Black Bear in Nachvek Fjord
Torngat Mountains National Park is home to both polar bears and black bears (perhaps the only place on earth where these two species co-exist). Global warming is pushing the black bears (and brown bears in Alaska and western Canada) north into the traditionally polar bear habitats. They don’t really compete for food as polar bears are focused on seals and other bears are terrestrial, but interestingly they can and do occasionally mate producing bizarre white bears with brown bear body shapes (sadly not able to feed since white color is too obvious on land and nose shape not allowing them to break through ice for seals). But back to this large black bear – he was traversing along the slope, then descended to the water, got himself a large Arctic char fish, ate it, and continued his journey, oblivious to the ship.