Slightly creepy. Beautiful shot and kudos to the photographer for being there at the right time. Lovely creature.
We kill whole species by the thousands. But there's something about when humans extinct these warriors that is uniquely upsetting. Perhaps it is the upset of the natural order...even though we should feel comforted when an animal--a predator that could easily "have any of us for dinner" is no longer a threat, there is no comfort in it. At least for me.
I love how it looks like two pictures in one, almost as tho the polar bear is super imposed. Really cool.