We had been traveling by ship along the northern coast of the Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park in Svalbard, Norway. We had made a stop to visit the walrus colony on shore. Shortly after landing our guide, Rinie van Muers spotted a polar bear approaching so we had to get back in the zodiac to watch. The water was very rough so it was difficult to shoot, but the adrenalin kicked in and we managed. Our guide was so excited about the sighting he kept yelling “shoot, shoot, shoot”. The polar bear was cautious, likely just checking things out in case there had been a death. While he circled the colony the walrus lifted their heads to watch and display their tusks. After the polar bear had taken a look he continued down the beach.