We were in a small icebreaker ship traveling off the Austfonna glacier in Nordaustlandet, Svalbard when our guide Rinie van Muers spotted a tiny bit of yellow in the midst of all the icebergs. None of the passengers could spot the bear until we were quite a ways into the ice. The bear was curious about us and provided quite a show. In this photo she is taking a break, considering us after her stretching routine.
IUCN Red List: Vunerable
Processing: Crop, Clarity, Tone, Vibrance, Sharpening