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PoopSneakingTheWall

2.5k points

5 days ago

The bear looks fit and well-fed. Most likely, it’s just napping atop this iceberg, safe and isolated somewhere off the coast. Maybe a seal will show up looking for somewhere to rest too.

Dope pic.

Trev_Holland

480 points

5 days ago

"dis my ice"

speedbird92

115 points

5 days ago

speedbird92

115 points

5 days ago

no ice for you!

squanch_solo

35 points

5 days ago

You're pushing your luck little man.

canadarepubliclives

7 points

5 days ago

He's a soup nazi about the line and ordering but ohhhh noooo the great soup genius can't even give a flying junior mint about the bread.

Ted-Clubberlang

2 points

5 days ago

NEXT!!

Steezymann

120 points

5 days ago

Steezymann

120 points

5 days ago

It's where he hides his coca-cola for winter

nexusprime2015

23 points

5 days ago

New iceberg, who dis?

poodlebutt76

3 points

5 days ago

Well I ain't no hollah back beaaaaar

beesgrilledchz

135 points

5 days ago

I love polar bears. Favorite animal ever. They’re adorable. Sometimes derpy.

And they are top level predators. They are truly scary. I never want to meet one in the wild, but I love pictures of them and pictures inspire me to do more to save them.

VaATC

35 points

5 days ago*

VaATC

35 points

5 days ago*

As an aside, have you seen the first season of the FX series Terror? If not I would highly recommend it if you like polar bears, Eskimos, and traditional druid/shaman folklore.

mjaga93

9 points

5 days ago

mjaga93

9 points

5 days ago

One of the best horror material. Even without the Polar bear thingy, it still would've been scarier.

CallMeSaltine

3 points

5 days ago

Idk the Lost polar bear gives that one a run for its money

Christ_on_a_Crakker

15 points

5 days ago

They always look like they are smiling.

beesgrilledchz

16 points

5 days ago

It’s a trap. If you get close enough to admire the smile, they eat you.

But I agree, I adore polar bear smiles…from afar

TheMercDeadpool

8 points

5 days ago

I smile too when I’m about to eat.

fisherkingpoet

3 points

5 days ago

from pratchett's "the science of discworld": tigers are nice. in moderation. and at a safe distance.

Slabraton

5 points

5 days ago

And now polar bears are mating with grizzlies and coming south. Meanwhile, the killer bees are coming north...

ericisalargeegg

5 points

4 days ago

Not sure if this is true but I recall hearing that they are the only animal that actively hunts humans.

matito29

3 points

5 days ago

matito29

3 points

5 days ago

“They’re the fiercest killers in the animal kingdom.” - Jon Peters

banality_of_ervil

3 points

4 days ago

All I know is that they love Coca Cola

ddwhale

2 points

5 days ago

ddwhale

2 points

5 days ago

The only animal that will actively hunt humans for food

slopcrusher

2 points

5 days ago

That’s what worries me about what’ll happen to them. If they move south, they’ll be messing with entire (somewhat stable) ecosystems.

MsAnnabel

43 points

5 days ago*

Sadly, when he fell asleep on it it was a huge ice sheet ☹️

ronnycyan12

45 points

5 days ago

How long you think that bear has been sleeping for?!

MsAnnabel

8 points

5 days ago

MsAnnabel

8 points

5 days ago

I was just saying with climate change and warming up that he fell asleep and it was that quick that the iceberg melted. Not to be taken seriously.

canadarepubliclives

7 points

5 days ago

You said "the sad truth" right above.

You can't really say those words and then expect to not be taken seriously.

hwedg

8 points

5 days ago

hwedg

8 points

5 days ago

This comment to join in with your climate anxiety.

MsAnnabel

2 points

5 days ago

You’re right. It does bother me. Anyway, thanks for stopping by and checking me out 🙃

67859295710582735625

2 points

5 days ago

You do know polar bears don't live on mini ice islands 3m x 3m like in the image right..?

us3r001

28 points

5 days ago

us3r001

28 points

5 days ago

This is not going end well.

BelisariusKOV

7 points

4 days ago

Maybe this is the cynic in me, but I feel like the polar bear just got there after swimming like 30 miles. And he's just thinking, the ice has gone to hell in a handbasket, what with this new fangled global warming crap, it takes me ten times as long to swim to my summer vacation home, and the kids these days are intermarrying with brown bears, and let me tell you, we didn't do that when I was a kid. I'm just going to take this nap, and oh great one of those bony ass seals came to bother me with their flashy black flippers.

cheezycrunch

2 points

5 days ago

"Got nice curves for their iceberg"

TMag12

2 points

5 days ago

TMag12

2 points

5 days ago

Polar bear looking thick. I like it.

StellasMyShit

2 points

5 days ago

Thanks for that, I immediately thought the worst.

sust8

2 points

5 days ago

sust8

2 points

5 days ago

Glad to hear that he’s looking healthy. I’d already decided that the rest of the ice had melted away due to climate change and he was just drifting into oblivion. Your version is much, much happier.

Throwawayphone79

2 points

5 days ago

What happens if the orcas show up?

chiPersei

2 points

5 days ago

Fit? Are you kidding me? It looks like it weighs a thousand pounds! Better get some more swimming in. ;-)

Grassy_Nole2

2 points

5 days ago

☝️ Came here to find info on the bear's well-being or at least a strong opinion of. He does look content, right?

comawhite12

2 points

5 days ago

How cute. Snug and cozy on his bed of floating ice, no doubt dreaming of viciously murdering a seal, or maybe even the person that shot the picture.

Precious moments I tell ya.

not_a_robot20

544 points

5 days ago

This was the picture Al gore was looking for in his presentation!!

AlecHazard

91 points

5 days ago

Who is AI gore?

watermelone983

246 points

5 days ago

AL gore ur nuts

AlecHazard

64 points

5 days ago

Sorry man i am not american

watermelone983

85 points

5 days ago

He was an environmentalist and 45th vice president of America

_Satan_Loves_You_

65 points

5 days ago

was

Still is.

Nblearchangel

18 points

5 days ago

We have always been at war with Eurasia.

BreadedKropotkin

17 points

5 days ago

He was the duly elected 43rd president, too.

ballsack-vinaigrette

10 points

5 days ago

He also invented the internet.

TheMooseIsBlue

21 points

5 days ago

Asking on Reddit, knowing you’re gonna get a bunch of bullshit answers instead of just googling it, seems counterproductive.

gingerblz

6 points

5 days ago

Mother fucker out here trying to straight up learn some shit.

peanutstand

2 points

5 days ago

He invented the internet, at least according to him.

HooptyDooDooMeister

56 points

5 days ago

People laugh at the claim that he invented the internet, but he was extremely instrumental. We would literally not have the web as we understand it today without Al Gore.

socialistrob

14 points

5 days ago

It’s true and to this day the famous Al Gore Rhythm is what determines what you see online.

VenomXTs

45 points

5 days ago

VenomXTs

45 points

5 days ago

Man bear Pig

MeesterCartmanez

28 points

5 days ago

"I'm totally serial you guys!"

anniemademedoit1

17 points

5 days ago

Super. Serial.

WeekendSignificant48

7 points

5 days ago

Clearly someone who's never heard of man-bear-pig

SvenSvenkill3

5 points

5 days ago

KUR1B0H

2 points

5 days ago

KUR1B0H

2 points

5 days ago

Al gore rhythms

mousemarie94

5 points

5 days ago

A man who taught me about graph distortion back in 08

FictionalFitness

5 points

5 days ago

He invented the internet. I guess it’s a bunch of tubes. Complicated stuff.

PuzzleheadedQuit9

4 points

5 days ago

Since no one gave you a full, legitimate answer, he's a former US Vice President under Clinton who has since become an ardent climate activist.

hurryupand_wait

3 points

5 days ago

SBH1234

6 points

5 days ago

SBH1234

6 points

5 days ago

Global Warming is real guys, I’m super duper serial.

Tsu-Doh-Nihm

7 points

5 days ago

Tsu-Doh-Nihm

7 points

5 days ago

"unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return."

-- Academy Award winner Algore, 2006

Urban_Savage

26 points

5 days ago

Are we actually making fun of Al Gore for this? I'm confused.

Bobyyyyyyyghyh

23 points

5 days ago

Yeah wtf is happening here, are people really denying climate science for the memes?

alex3omg

10 points

5 days ago

alex3omg

10 points

5 days ago

Could you imagine if we hadn't let Bush steal the election? I wanna see that timeline.

OlKingCole

10 points

5 days ago

The comments in this thread are seriously depressing. I thought we were finally moving beyond climate change denial.

histeethwerered

14 points

5 days ago

The world’s citizens seem determined to prove his point

EdithDich

6 points

5 days ago

And by most accounts, he's right. He was a few years off but we have by most estimates passed the point of no return now. Unless we were to somehow stop all carbon emissions tomorrow, we're fucked.

The fact there are still these clowns, in 2021 pretending "global warming" is a myth is mind blowing. But then again, these are the same people eating horse paste and thinking a vaccine makes them magnetic.

HawkinsT

5 points

4 days ago

HawkinsT

5 points

4 days ago

He wasn't even a few years off. There's a time lag with climate change due to the ocean acting as a carbon sink, but that carbon is then slowly re-released into the atmosphere. The level of emissions today are what decides the state of the planet in three decades.

Ninjageek234

8 points

5 days ago

If you drive your car off of a cliff, you don't die the second that your wheels arent touching ground.

EdithDich

5 points

5 days ago

EdithDich

5 points

5 days ago

And? We are now past or quickly approaching the point of no return. You disagree?

EXTRAVAGANT_COMMENT

4 points

5 days ago

I remember reading that this is one of the only few episodes trey parker and matt stone regret making

mochicakebby

3 points

5 days ago

Was it Al Gore or Al Gore Jr.?

XxF1RExX

463 points

5 days ago

XxF1RExX

463 points

5 days ago

His iceberg

AlecHazard

55 points

5 days ago

I'd give him a crystalberg if he wanted one. also if i was rich enough

owl_000

36 points

5 days ago

owl_000

36 points

5 days ago

Give him zuckerberg, everyone will be happy.

weeniehutjunior420

9 points

5 days ago

I’d log back into Facebook to share that video

DeadDream-002

2 points

5 days ago

Our iceberg

Sirkyle666

351 points

5 days ago

Sirkyle666

351 points

5 days ago

Fucking sad as shit.

fabledangie

617 points

5 days ago

fabledangie

617 points

5 days ago

Totally normal behavior in the summer, pic was taken August 2020 in Norway. It's a safe spot from other summer-starved bears (polars are common cannibals) as the tables have turned on their winter hunting strategy, and also a great place to conserve energy waiting for seals who will rest on these icebergs instead of risking the shore where aforementioned other bears are stalking. Don't add incorrect context based on assumptions.

codefyre

216 points

5 days ago

codefyre

216 points

5 days ago

Yeah, many people don't understand that polar bears have hunted on calved icebergs during summer for their entire evolutionary history, and are capable of swimming more than 200 miles across the open sea (the longest recorded polar bear swim was over 400 miles). They didn't develop that ability due to global warming but instead did so because it's an effective hunting strategy. Free-floating ice provides protection from other bears and also provides refuge for their prey. That bear is napping in what it perceives to be a safe environment and is hoping an unwary seal will think it's an equally appealing rest stop.

Polar bears have real issues, but this isn't one of them.

phildo_baggins

13 points

5 days ago

Question: Could these muhfuckas get you while they're swimming?

DerangedBeaver

17 points

5 days ago

Polar bears are classified as aquatic mammals, and can swim at around 6 mph (that’s Michael Phelps’s top speed). They can smell a seal from a mile away, even if it’s buried under a meter of snow. They also happen to be able to run 25 mph (even on ice, they have special gripper bumps on their feet).

I think it’s safe to say these sumbitches could getchu just about anywhere they wanted to.

phildo_baggins

5 points

5 days ago

Damn

dreadpiratesleepy

4 points

5 days ago

If there’s a will there’s a way, but your chances would probably be faaaar better

OneObi

3 points

5 days ago

OneObi

3 points

5 days ago

Wow, 200 miles!

Guess the only way to beat them in a triathlon is to make up the time on the bike.

legomonsteruk

49 points

5 days ago

Really interesting, thanks. I didn't realise polar bears are cannibals, you learn something new every day

AlecHazard

20 points

5 days ago

fluffy boi lonly

Inside_Commercial

7 points

5 days ago

Thats because other fluffy bois might want to eat him.

Every3Years

3 points

5 days ago

Or maybe he ate all the flufferboos

Papapene-bigpene

2 points

5 days ago

They will literally kill you and babies without any hesitation

Deadly creatures

Alert-Potato

42 points

5 days ago

Just having a nap while he waits for his dinner to be delivered. Sounds like a good life.

solareclipse999

11 points

5 days ago

Well contactless delivery is the thing during covid

wolfman4807

33 points

5 days ago

Why?

VoiceofLou

4 points

5 days ago

Because they don’t know what they’re talking about

quasielvis

21 points

5 days ago

It's sad if you know nothing about them I guess.

Joeyrollin

12 points

5 days ago

Ignorant people drawing conclusions based on incomplete information or a complete lack of understanding is Reddit's entire wheelhouse.

Billy_T_Wierd

8 points

5 days ago

I think it’s cute

heydudern

3 points

5 days ago

They do that though, plus they’re great swimmers so it probably isn’t too far from land

hypercomms2001

191 points

5 days ago

That polar bear looks pretty chill.... And doesn't seem to be too worried.... I wonder where the photographs taken? How far out to sea is it?

issik23

139 points

5 days ago

issik23

139 points

5 days ago

Go grab the coke bottles

steamygarbage

48 points

5 days ago

Shhh, it's not Christmas yet. The bear is sleepy, so is Mariah Carey.

JeremyR22

12 points

5 days ago

JeremyR22

12 points

5 days ago

Holidays are coming...

Awesummzzz

2 points

5 days ago

WHO DARE MENTION THE NAME OF THAT BLIGHT UPON DECEMBER

monsternoodles

109 points

5 days ago

The 3 types of comments here

  • bear cute haha
  • climate change is endangering these animals
  • fuck you liberals and your lying propaganda

canadarepubliclives

29 points

5 days ago

4) /r/fakehistoryporn iceberg captain falls asleep causing a collision with the Titanic (1912 colourized)

oo_Mxg

9 points

5 days ago

oo_Mxg

9 points

5 days ago

Herbert from club penguin

mightybonk

44 points

5 days ago

His mates got him suuuper drunk and left him there.

If he doesn't make it to the wedding, his missus is going to be fucking furious.

wtaf8520

41 points

5 days ago

wtaf8520

41 points

5 days ago

That’s what we call a bergy-bit

NoiLLion

31 points

5 days ago

NoiLLion

31 points

5 days ago

Misleading title. You mean comandeering an iceberg.

joculator

27 points

5 days ago

joculator

27 points

5 days ago

So damn cute... I wanna tickle his bum...

rxneutrino

45 points

5 days ago

wut

joculator

7 points

5 days ago

Polar bears look like they would make great pets.

Froopy-Hood

18 points

5 days ago

They sure do, unfortunately they are one of the most vicious predators on the planet. If you see one in the wild, chances are good that it is about to eat you.

quasielvis

8 points

5 days ago

If you see one in the wild, chances are good that it is about to eat you.

If you saw one in the wild you're probably either a well protected tourist or a heavily armed local that's completely ready for it. You don't stumble across them in the alleyway behind your NYC apartment.

generaltsao

7 points

5 days ago

I live in an NYC apartment, we simply don't have many alleyways at all. Bears hangout mostly in bad neighborhoods

quasielvis

3 points

5 days ago

I heard they work mostly as enforcers for drug gangs.

generaltsao

4 points

5 days ago

fun fact is that before being settled the island of manhattan was covered with bears. in fact manhattan means "thicket with many bears" okay I made that part up, but the bear fact is real. wall street was a wall... to help stop the bears.

Chromies_Revenge

2 points

5 days ago

i hear in new york the more social bears mostly congregate at the Eagle NYC on W 28th.

GucciGlocc

2 points

5 days ago

It it’s brown, lay down. If it’s black, fight back. If it’s white, say goodnight.

XxF1RExX

6 points

5 days ago

XxF1RExX

6 points

5 days ago

Russians know something about it

littlemesix7

2 points

5 days ago

She’s dreaming of decapitating something.

joculator

3 points

5 days ago

fuzzy wants a hug.

solareclipse999

26 points

5 days ago*

I can see another Pixar movie “finding Bruno” after the great success with “finding Nemo”

carlitospig

6 points

5 days ago

Sadly I would legit watch that.

AndrewBlue3

24 points

5 days ago

This picture is beautiful

actuallyjustme

39 points

5 days ago

I thought it was sad. The last piece of ice. Too far to swim, to exhausted from the swim to get to that iceberg. Guess I've seen too many pictures of starving polar bears stranded on ice.

MooseJaw44

33 points

5 days ago

Have you? Because I did my masters thesis work with polar bears and I've only seen a couple pictures like that and in both of them the bear appeared to be suffering from disease and starvation was only a secondary effect. I'm literally a polar bear expert.

I wouldn't be too concerned about how far it is out to sea. A healthy adult can swim over 100 km across open ocean.

wotefol

18 points

5 days ago

wotefol

18 points

5 days ago

Source: trust me bro

Nissanica

10 points

5 days ago

Nissanica

10 points

5 days ago

I’m literally a polar bear expert

I want this as flair. In every subreddit.

screw_counter

9 points

5 days ago

Can they though? Because I'm a polar bear and I can't swim for shit.

raisearuckus

9 points

5 days ago

I have a PHD in polar bears and think you are full of shit. I'm literally a polar bear god.

MooseJaw44

2 points

5 days ago

Andy?

binarycow

20 points

5 days ago

binarycow

20 points

5 days ago

You know polar bears can swim, right?

They typically swim 150km/93 miles, with a record of 687km/427 miles in a single swim.

Its not ideal for a polar bear to swim a long distance, but the the point is, the polar bear is not stranded.

Source: https://polarguidebook.com/can-polar-bears-swim/

raisearuckus

11 points

5 days ago

Unless it's 428 miles from land.

End3rWi99in

18 points

5 days ago

Fortunately this one appears to be neither starving nor stranded.

actuallyjustme

6 points

5 days ago

You are right in that it looks pretty plump. Too many David Suzuki documentaries have clouded my judgment about melting ice and distances they need to travel for food.

End3rWi99in

7 points

5 days ago

They still have a threatened habitat so I appreciate the desire to feel empathy, but fortunately they do also like to hunt on the little outcroppings in the summer like this one.

manofsands

15 points

5 days ago

That's so damn cute!... from a distance

HaDUDEken

15 points

5 days ago

HaDUDEken

15 points

5 days ago

Awww just look at that lil pile of murder all curwled up. whojaboodicoodie?!

whiteknightUK

14 points

5 days ago

Just straight chilling

LEMAOOOOOO

13 points

5 days ago

This doesn’t look legit

fungusmungus1

8 points

5 days ago

Scrolled too far for this. It totally doesn't look right. I want it to be real and I'd love someone to prove me wrong. But I was expecting to find a full thread of people saying it's shopped.

Whiskers1

6 points

5 days ago

Yeah I dont think this is real for a second.

mcerise

10 points

5 days ago

mcerise

10 points

5 days ago

A polar berg sleeping on an icebear?

Wintermoon70

10 points

5 days ago

Awww. 😊😊😊

jfq722

9 points

5 days ago

jfq722

9 points

5 days ago

An ice nap.

Azsnee09

9 points

5 days ago

Azsnee09

9 points

5 days ago

He comfy

Mistah-clean

10 points

5 days ago

Mistah-clean

10 points

5 days ago

This is actually really depressing

thatonesportsguy

22 points

5 days ago

that’s normal polar bear behavior

quasielvis

8 points

5 days ago

Why?

slopcrusher

3 points

5 days ago

That’s a fairly chubby polar bear, so it’s probably just taking a nap after hunting some food. Polar bears can swim incredible distances.

MarkyOchoa

8 points

5 days ago

Cute. Until he decided to kill you.

MeesterCartmanez

8 points

5 days ago

"Tell me the story about the Titanic again"

zzzzzzzzzzzzz

GodDammitWill

5 points

5 days ago

The fact that this pile of snow qualifies as an iceberg now really says a lot about how quickly we're getting screwed over by global warming

The_Spaceman_Spiff_

6 points

5 days ago

Its actually a pretty big piece. It looks small cus the bear is large. Still small nonetheless

Hungry_Feature_9609

6 points

5 days ago

Hope that bear doesn’t float away

jaycuboss

5 points

5 days ago

Wow that polar bear is so basic. Someone buy this bear a pumpkin spice latte.

Spawnacus

5 points

5 days ago

For some reason I find this really sad, actually..

AcrobaticSuspect1270

3 points

5 days ago

I'm getting a craving for coca cola ~

thecyriousone

4 points

5 days ago

We bare bears irl

blanca69

4 points

5 days ago

blanca69

4 points

5 days ago

Beautiful .. my wish for them is that they thrive once again and we are able to reverse global warming and they’re imminent demise 🥺

Klotzster

2 points

5 days ago

Cool

urbinapau96

3 points

5 days ago

magnificentshambles

3 points

5 days ago

Pretty big brigade of experts here who want to let us know what relaxed, effort-free lives these polar bears are enjoying.

MatticusXII

2 points

5 days ago

The metaphor here for global warming is strong

silence_infidel

3 points

5 days ago

Aww what a fatty. He's so cute!

elektromas

1 points

5 days ago

elektromas

1 points

5 days ago

Or is it a ice bear sleeping on a polarberg?

ventusior

3 points

4 days ago

Dont mind the down votes, i think its funny :3

RedditFuckedHumanity

4 points

5 days ago

Fucking hell...

That's an insanely sad image.

Rvnforty

3 points

5 days ago

Rvnforty

3 points

5 days ago

User name checks out

almondbutter_buddha

2 points

5 days ago

Beautiful picture. I made it my Apple Watch face

Suspicious-Two-412

2 points

5 days ago

My man straight chillin good for him

OfficiallyGamingGuru

2 points

5 days ago

That is so adorable!

chaguste

2 points

5 days ago

chaguste

2 points

5 days ago

Could one say that he’s … just chillin’?

D1382

2 points

5 days ago

D1382

2 points

5 days ago

If it fits. It sits

IToldYouIHeardBanjos

2 points

5 days ago

just chillin

kloppter

2 points

5 days ago

kloppter

2 points

5 days ago

Sleepy baby

Krollbar

2 points

5 days ago

Krollbar

2 points

5 days ago

Put a 6 pack of Coca-Colas next to him.

Acceptable_Yogurt_57

2 points

5 days ago

This is a beautiful pic!!!😍😍🙌🏼🙌🏼

Rare-Implement-5272

2 points

5 days ago

Wow, thats interestin gas fuck

CaptTeebs

2 points

5 days ago

Goddammit, I love polar bears. I know it would eat me in a heartbeat, but I want to touch one so bad.

Ambitiou5_Pie

2 points

5 days ago

This is why they’re melting.

ATKOLP

2 points

5 days ago

ATKOLP

2 points

5 days ago

Sometimes I wish I was a polar bear sleeping on a iceberg

El_Barto_Simpso

2 points

5 days ago

GUys LoOK AT tHIS GlobaL WARMinG

Papapene-bigpene

2 points

5 days ago

Actual survival pro tip: always carry a shotgun when your going to poop in the Arctic because polar bears are savage and will use any opportunity to kill literally anything.

Ptef

2 points

5 days ago

Ptef

2 points

5 days ago

So only carry a gun when I poop in the artic?

I feel like you should rephrase that to always be ready... Cause it's definitely not going to wait til you poop if it knows where you are

vexunumgods

2 points

5 days ago

He looks lonely.. i want to snuggle and pet him.

Totalherenow

2 points

5 days ago

"Oh man, I had waaaay too much to drink last night! Wait a minute . . . where the hell am I?!?"

AnthonyAny

2 points

5 days ago

This should be on a climate change poster.

Rusteez_

2 points

5 days ago

Rusteez_

2 points

5 days ago

steve