January 17, 2014

Winter Layers

Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

Having gorged on salmon to lay on fat for hibernation, a grizzly wears a coat of ice in Canada's Yukon.

See more pictures from the February 2014 feature story “Yukon: Canada’s Wild West.”


Hear Paul Nicklen talk about his work in the Arctic »

79 comments
Patrick Fueta
Patrick Fueta

No matter the condition if there is life there is hope one can now realise why man should look onto salmon as a source of providence of fat to human health

Zoe Miller
Zoe Miller

I cant imagine all the weight the ice has on his body, I mean, they are amazing creatures! The ice makes his pelt look old and interesting,

Dave Hyde
Dave Hyde

Absolutely stunning!!! Love the brown bear.

AMITH A
AMITH A

everything is GEO'S NATURE (NAT GEO)

AMITH A
AMITH A

everything is GEO'S NATURE (NAT GEO)

Bartharlowmew Rich
Bartharlowmew Rich

The first thought that came to mind is "I betcha that bear is warm."

Denise Miller
Denise Miller

Stunning photography - totally Nat Geo worthy!

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

What a great portrait, of a great animal. No background to enhance, or  take away from it. A pure good picture that is clearly worth comments, and you now have mine!  j.e.s.   p.s For what its worth! 

Isabel Correia
Isabel Correia

Great photography. Great plan and a king above shows its kind with a huge beauty. Beauty, wonder and above all respect for such a beautiful animal. Deserves to be in the gallery of the best photographs taken of animals. Congratulations to the photographer who got this wonderland!

cj lim
cj lim

whow..... take ones breath away, would not think you are looking at a bear..... 

Julia K
Julia K

Wow, that's a really cool pic! :)

Janice H.
Janice H.

Fearsome, awesome, mighty and yet...poignant.      Those eyes.

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