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    Jean was visiting her son Craig George, who is a wildlife biologist studying bowhead whales in Barrow, Alaska.   These photos were taken in Craig's house the day a polar bear wandered through town, then out on the ice of the Chukchi Sea. 

    When he heard about the bear being only three blocks from his house, Craig went out with Jean to look for the bear with rifle in his truck.  One doesn't go far in Barrow without taking a rifle for protection.

Craig and Jean Craighead Geroge, author of "Julie of the Wolves" and so many other wonderful books


ice piling up on the Chukchi Sea

a few hours of sunlight



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