Polar Bear plays with drift wood. Part 1 – Svalbard 2023

Polar Bear plays with drift wood. In Raudfjord in the north of Svalbard, we found this 1.5 year old male polar bear. We had been watching him for several hours when he appeared from the water carrying a piece of drift would. He immediately began to play with this stick – throwing it in the air and then diving into the sea to retrieve it. Each time he came out of the water he shook the water from his fur before continuing with his play. What an entertaining encounter with this young polar bear. More films of him playing with this wood will follow.