Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Sunday, September 27, 2015

More from our polar bear adventure!

Kateel motored us along the shore in search of more bears. If we saw any close to shore, we just followed along quietly alongside them. When they seemed to be preoccupied with something, we would stop and anchor to allow us a chance to take some photos.
 It's hard to actually express how gigantic these bears really are. When standing on their hind feet, they can be up to 11 feet tall. They can weigh up to 1,500 pounds! You will notice in some of these pictures that many of the larger bears are not snow white like others. This is because as they get older their fur turns a creamy yellow color. In this photo, a mom and her cub keep their distance from a resting monster male. He was massive!
Mom and cub also walk near some other resting bears. These look as if they have been rolling in the dirt.
This lone bear was out for a stroll.
 He made some mean noises as he ambled along.
 We were able to get a few pictures of this bear as it walked right to the edge of the water near us.
 His fur was a beautiful clean white color.
 He scratched around a bit in the sand and then made his way over the little hill to the other side of the island.
 Many more pics to come!

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