This Bear's Watching


"Honey, Come Look!  This Is One Hell of a Whale..."

I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.

- H G Wells

Source: These photos were sent to them by a ham radio friend.  They were taken by Captain Myron Balchin Sr of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Honolulu, 280 miles from the North Pole.  In other words, the submarine is at the Arctic Circle...

Personally, I suspect the men aboard the sub were more excited than the bears.  The bears are displaying an impressive curiosity.  Afraid of something bigger than they are?  Do they LOOK afraid?

For more polar bear photos, see also:

bulletBearly Able to Stand (the previous page in this section) - Polar bears are amazingly photogenic animals...

Sweetheart!  Swim over Here and Look at THIS!!

Picture of the year NBC Victoria Arocho/Associated Press

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