A Polar Bear plays with a Narwhal’s penis – Svalbard 2017

A Polar Bear plays with a Narwhal’s penis. Our fifth trip to these amazing Arctic Islands. This was a very special trip: a private charter aboard the M/S Malmo for twenty nights. This gave us the maximum time possible in the pack ice as we searched for Polar Bears. We had the most amazing encounters. We first came upon a female Narwhal carcass and five bears feasting on it. Narwhal are rare around Svalbard so we were most surprised to find another Narwhal carcass some distance from the first. This time it was a male and there were upwards of 10 bears enjoying the carcass. We spent several days just watching the spectacle unfold.

At one point a Polar Bear appeared with the penis of the poor whale and began to play with it. Perhaps one of the most unusual and amusing sightings of this trip!
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