Not only is this week Polar Bear Week, it’s also getting pretty darn cold here in Denmark. So, for today’s Friday Photo I’ve selected these two polar bears giving each other a playful nose nuzzle mid-fight. Luckily the “fight” was just for fun and to fill a quiet afternoon! Watching the bears interact and play fight it’s easy to see why native populations believed the bears were people wearing bear suits. The bear’s elegance and surprising ability to stand, walk and fight upright has a very human feel to it!
This photo was taken in Wapusk National Park just outside of the town of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada. I snapped it as part of a three day Tundra Buggy Tour with Frontiers North Adventures during which we had the chance to enjoy the polar bears relaxing, playing, eating, and generally wandering around exercising their limitless curiosity.