As it turned out, I didn't get to see a whole
lot of polar bears when I was up
in the Arctic—and the ones I did see were
pretty much a speck on the horizon,
even with a 600mm lens (well, you can't get
close to them anyway, unless your ship is
equipped to deal with pack ice and you get lucky).
However, this big guy was there to greet
us when we got to the airport in Longyearbyen.
[To see more b/w pics, visit Dragonstar's meme.]