The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), or Nanook in the Inupiat language of Alaska’s Arctic indigenous peoples, is truly the lord of the Arctic. It lives in one of the most severe environments on earth and has adapted to survive in both the chilly ocean waters and on land. Polar bears come to the shores of Alaska’s Arctic coast in late summer while they wait for the Beaufort Sea to freeze over, then return to their lives on the great ice pack. Alaska is the only state in the US where one can see a polar bear in its natural habitat.
Printed in Alaska on matte paper that meets the Sustainable Forest Initiative guidelines that promote responsible management of the world’s forest.