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.
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.