3 ours sur mon chemin

While coming back from my daily measurements (CTD), I suddenly see a polar bear in front of me, partly hidden on pack ice strewn with ice blocks and snowdrifts. It is a big cub, almost as big as his mother who doesn't wait long to show up. The female is wearing a collar transmitting her position continuously, so she is participating to a scientific project. We are looking at each other for a while, but a big male appears suddenly. He has been following them for some time probably, and procession starts again. When passing close to me, the male sniffs towards me, not interested.