Arctic ground squirrel checking out the tourists
Very curious to see who is around.
Yes I know you really came here to see Polar bears. Just a minute please, I'm resting.
Okay, now I'm looking distinguished like I'm supposed to.
Hey don't blame me for all the blue. I just had to sit down and eat those crowberries and some got on me. Besides, it adds to all the color drama in this shot of fall colors.
Okay, here's a clean polar bear on the rocks on the edge of Hudson Bay
In case you thought that up close and personal we were small bears. Not so
It is cold in this water, but this is where things to eat turn up. I'm looking for beluga whale, or seal, or.....
The berries are second best when there's no good meat to be had.
You want me any closer? You can see my breath and hear my breathing now.
Okay lots of different poses for you and now I'm exhausted.
The aurora borealis is very beautiful
and constantly changing
The arctic fox in fall colors blends in pretty well with the rocks, but he sticks out when he sticks his head up.
Especially if he's curious and wants to get a good look at you.
This guy decided to show off once he figured we were safe.
Hey don't forget us polar bears we're still here watching over things in the setting sun
In the late afternoon golden light we look a little yellow, but we truly are white.
Shaking off as I get out after a good swim.
Caribou on the Northern tundra, wary and alert, but not too shy despite the fact that there were hunters around.
They look especially good against the multicolored background of the fall tundra.
While some let us get close others were very watchful and shy
We saw groups of 5 or 6, but the large herds were scattered and no great numbers were in evidence.
The beautiful color mix of the tundra is hard to imagine without seeing it for your self. Cranberries and blueberries(and many other kinds) at your feet!!
Adult and juvenile sand hill cranes.
Arctic hare in the brush.
Taking off? Okay, I'll see you next time.