Gary Rolfe is an expedition dog musher living in Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland. Generally Gary does his best to avoid polar bears. But recently he took time to watch, with his Zeiss 8 x 32 binoculars, a sow polar bear feeding with her cubs at close quarters. Binoculars are a vital Arctic kit item.For instance, only with quality binoculars with superb clarity can colour and detail help determine a safe route. Looking for a route sometimes reveals something special, like a family of bears. Watch how one polar bear cub follows its mother and causes thin ice (grey) to undulate like a water-bed. Another cub sets off alone from an iceberg and instinctively spreads its weight to cross more thin ice safely. The last scene has one of the same cubs venture close. Its pads were as big as Gary's chest. The black birds in the video are ravens. For more about this video go to April 2014 blog entry "The Three Bears" at garyrolfe.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-three-bears.html

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