Baffin Island: Floe Edge – Polar Bear

A spectacular large male polar bear came to the floe edge and then went for a log swim right in front of where we were sitting at the edge of ice, periodically checking us out to make sure we are not edible seals. Polar bears are considered marine mammals and spend pretty much all the time at the ice edge, looking for seals on floating ice islands (their diet is 98% seals). This particular bear entered water to the left of us and swam along the edge to a floating iceberg, climbed out, didn’t find any seals, stared at us snapping pictures of him, went back into the water and continued swimming into the right, slowly disappearing into the fog. Good 30-40 minutes of bear observation – totally amazing!