Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Polar Bear

Ursus maritimus

Description:

This young Polar Bear approached our ship from a great distance, coming closer and closer until he was peering inside portholes!

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

13 Comments

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 5 years ago

Project Noah Fact of the Day: Shrinking ice is not the only negative effect of climate change upon polar bears. The warmer climate also makes it more hospitable to parasites and other diseases that may have a negative impact on the bears!

Source: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22823...

Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) spotted in Svalbard, Norway by PN user AdamRiley.

https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...

Ric3
Ric3 8 years ago

No matter when, a polar bear photo like this is always a treat to view.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

wonderful, adam!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

International Polar Bear Day Fun fact!

There are no bi-polar bears! Polar bears live only in Arctic areas that surround the North Pole—not in Antarctica. Although you may see illustrations of penguins and polar bears together, this could never happen. In fact, the word arctic comes from the Greek word for bear, and Antarctic comes from the Greek meaning the opposite, without bear!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

grade-44
grade-44 8 years ago

What a good picture!

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

wow

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Amazing pictures Adam!

You can join this misson with this spotting - http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8086...

AdamRiley
AdamRiley 9 years ago

Thanks Gordon & LauraMaria - hope you get to see and photograph some Polar Bears! Its a very special experience!

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 9 years ago

Great spotting Adam! This makes me excited, I'm heading up to Svalbard and Greenland this summer and get to come off our ship for a few hours at Longyearbayen, reeeeally hoping for some polar bear sightings!!! Lovely photographs here :)

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

What a great story. Would love to photograph these bears sometime....

AdamRiley
AdamRiley 9 years ago

Thanks Karen and Sachin - Svaldbard is well worth a visit, one of my favourite trips I have done! Hope you manage to get there!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Lovely,

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Wonderful!
Svalbard is another destination on my "bucket list"!

AdamRiley
Spotted by
AdamRiley

Svalbard, Svalbard

Spotted on Aug 28, 2008
Submitted on Dec 28, 2011

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team