A polar bear yawns as it walks along the rocky shoreline, Vikingebugt Inlet, Scoresby Sund, Greenland. Polar bears yawn for one of three reasons, as a sign of aggression, a sign of stress, or just a regular yawn.
After a long walk along the north shore of Vikingebugt Inlet, a polar bear made its way down to the water maybe thinking about a swim to cool off. Vikingebugt Inlet is near the entrance to Scoresby Sund, East Greenland, where there is a large open water polynya that remains clear of ice for most of the winter and is very important to the survival of a number of endangered species.
A polar bear by a patch of snow on a scree slope, lifts its head to sniff the air, perhaps checking out our zodiac, Vikingebugt Inlet, Scoresby Sund, Greenland.