Sunday, September 26, 2010
The polar bears of Cross Island
On his blog, photographer Bill Hess has posted a series of pictures of the fishermen of Cross Island, Alaska - and the polar bears who share the small island with them.
Sometimes the 'sharing' is a bit too close for comfort . . . as when a bear decided to enter a cabin and investigate the smells coming from it. He didn't bother using the door - he made his own!
The story of the bears may be read here, and the pictures seen on that page may be viewed in a larger slideshow version here. Click on the first picture at the second link to enter the slideshow. There's some outstanding nature photography there. Highly recommended, as is the rest of his blog.