Photo of the Week: Snoozing Polar Bear

01-20-2014 // NWF Staff

Sleeping polar bear

Polar bears are powerful predators that roam Arctic ice sheets and swim in the region's coastal waters, frequenting areas where seals may surface to breathe at holes in the ice. Polar bears nap just about anywhere and anytime, especially after feeding. Photographer Karen Ramacher spotted this snoozing bear near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. She writes that the bear “found a nice spot to rest, although it took a while to get comfortable on that hard pillow.” The Arizona resident used a Nikon D90 camera.

See last week's photo: Spectacular Plumes

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