Curious Walruses in the High Arctic

Two large toothed walruses curiously approach our Zodiac near Storoya in Arctic Svalbard.

An Inquisitive Polar Bear Peeks Into Our Ship

National Geographic Explorer in the ice is an object of curiosity for this polar bear giving Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic guests had a rare chance for some up-close ice bear photos.

Fat Polar Bears Off Baffin Island

A few polar bears hunting along the pack ice of Baffin Island came in for a close look at our ship, National Geographic Explorer. As the apex predators of the region these bears have no reason to fear anything, so they often approach the ship out of curiosity. These particular bears are fat, well-fed and look healthy. See the expedition:

National Geographic Explorer in the Arctic

Video by Jim Napoli, video chronicler