This is another frame taken on a recent Arctic photo tour that I co-guide with Hugh Rose. We expanded to two trips this year, due to increased interest. This female polar bear was looking pretty healthy, and had been feeding on carcasses left over from the Autumn Bowhead whale hunt in the native village of Kaktovik. The slushy ice along the shore depicts that freeze up is not far away. She will soon head out on the ice pack in search for seals.