Polar bear poses for a picture
Updated: 2006-06-02 08:45

In this photo provided by Mary Sage, a polar bear watches a whaling crew photographing the animal near Barrow, Alaska, Monday, May 22, 2006. The Akootchook whaling crew came upon the polar bear, Monday, while going out on the Arctic Ocean to check on conditions for whaling and to hunt ducks. The bear did not approach the crew and it was not shot. [AP]