photographer joe bunni reveals the bear essentials for an award-winning picture - waterproof camera housing
Few people in the world are brave enough, or stupid enough to get into the water with a polar bear.
But for photographer Joe Bunni, the risk earned him the title of Wildlife Photographer of the year.
Three days after Mr. Bunni searched for polar bears on a boat in Canada's shallow water bay, he saw the animal from a distance and slid into the water with a camera.
The bear sees its reflection in the waterproof housing of the camera and presses the nose on it.
Right after Mr. Bonny's award. winning photo -
London Museum of Natural History and BBC Wildlife Magazine
The bear swam on the camera with his paw.
"When a huge and powerful animal comes to you, it's great," he said of the experience . ".
Other finalists include Rick Pierre, who charges Musk cattle on the island of Victoria, Canada;
Cyril Russo, the snub of the Qinling Mountains
Chinese golden monkeys keep warm while their mother is away.
See more pictures of the Wildlife Photographer of the year award.
Originally published as a bonus bear necessity