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Safe Encounters with Polar Bears   Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Safe Encounters with Polar Bears

While the beauty and curiosity of polar bears can make them appear friendly, it’s essential for Arctic travelers to stay a safe distance and explore with an experienced expedition team. The best way to observe the bears and other wildlife is from the deck of an expedition ship or aboard a Zodiac, using binoculars—or better yet, a zoom lens.

It’s likely you’ll take some of the best photos of your life on a trip to the Arctic—and having a trained photographic instructor alongside you certainly won’t hurt. All Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Arctic journeys are accompanied by photo experts, including a National Geographic photographer, to help you capture your experience.