We had an amazing time with the bears. They are intelligent, curious, adaptable, strong, beautiful & particularly well suited for the arctic climate. Let's hope we don't push the limits of their adaptability.
A very clean female coming to check us out at the lodge
We were lined up inside the fence, and she made repeated trips to see us. She was probably 3 feet away from us here
Earlier in the morning, a male came close and hung out
Bear number 2 smells the approach of a 3rd bear
After a brief grumpy exchange, the bear in the foreground drove the 3rd bear away
Then it was time for a rest by the fence, in front of the dining room
Followed by checking the humans out behind the fence....