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Photo: Polar Bear

Photograph by Paul Nicklen
For “Polar Bears,” January 1998

A curious polar bear swam within 12 feet (4 meters) of Paul Nicklen to investigate his camp. “I didn’t have a gun,” says Paul, “which wasn’t a smart idea. But this ended up being an amazing situation to photograph.”

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