The polar bear: A large, beautiful, and powerful creature, and one you will most likely ever see in a zoo. However, for photographer Joe Bunni, that wasn’t enough. Bunni spent three days scouting out this polar bear in the waters of Repulse Bay in Canada. His patience and persistence paid off as he was able to snap this shot of the polar bear swimming only a few feet away:
Captured with a Nikon D2x in waterproof housing. Some have commented that the photographer is lucky to have not been eaten. Though polar bears are not naturally very aggressive, they’re not afraid to chase down a human if they’re hungry. And seeing as the polar bear is heading towards extinction, largely to starvation, Bunni should consider himself lucky that to have left with only a photo.
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