Last week at our Expedition Medicine National Conference in Washington, DC, a member of the audience came up to me after one of my talks. Turns out this guy has a lot of experience working in remote places, and he told me a story about a colleague who was working in northern Canada and was surprised by a polar bear one morning. Someone snapped a couple of photos of the incident, and this guy said he'd be happy to send them to me.
Needless to say, I was impressed by the photos...
In case you're wondering, the bear didn't actually catch the guy in the photos, but he sure raised his heart rate a bit.
If looking at these photos causes you to long for the frozen tundra and the bears of that region, take heart! Our ExpedMed Polar Bear CME Adventure still has a couple of spots left. You have the opportunity to visit the famed bears of Churchill, Canada and earn CME along the way. The dates are October 16-20, 2011. Below is a video created by our partners at Frontiers North Adventures...come along with us to visit the polar bears next month (if you dare).