They might look cuddly, but polar bears are vicious predators, and when hungry, aren’t particularly choosy about what they hunt. But this polar bear, up in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, wasn’t looking for a meal when it nuzzled up to this sled dog. It just wanted to pet its soft, fluffy fur.
Standing just a few feet away, I looked into the eye of a wild polar bear, scrawny and gaunt from going a summer without food. It felt like visiting Jurassic Park.
Every year, hundreds of polar bears gather near a remote town in northern Canada, waiting for sea ice to freeze. It's the largest gathering of bears you can get close to and the best opportunity you have to bring home a trophy — a photograph like this one.
It's that time of year again. The time when roughly 1,000 of the world's 20,000 remaining polar bears travel to Churchill, Manitoba (aka "The Polar Bear Capital of the World") to hunt for seals, and we — the Internet — watch. Because it is our duty. Because polar bears are awesome. And because explore.org has teamed…
Every autumn, around 1,000 of the world's estimated 20,000 polar bears make their way to Churchill, Manitoba, a small town situated on the shore of northeastern Canada's Hudson Bay. There, the polar bears wait for the bay to freeze over so that they can hunt for seals and other marine mammals, and accumulate fat…
For years, scientists have marveled at the seafaring abilities of snails like Janthina janthina (pictured above), which produce a biological bubble-wrap that enables them to float just below the water's surface in oceans around the world.
In the pantheon of naturist astro-Dracula cinema, very few films outclass Lifeforce. Replete with astronauts behaving like they never graduated middle school and cosmic Nosferatus forgetting their pants, Lifeforce appeals to the galactic Van Helsing in all of us.