Huge, powerful and fearless is Nanook, the polar bear. Standing 10 feet tall on its hind legs, reaching 1,650 pounds and renowned for its singular ferociousness, the polar bear reigns in the North. Surviving on the starkly beautiful arctic landscape of tundra, snowfield and frigid waters, the typically retiring Ursus maritmus, — with its tapered profile, tufted ears, snowy-white coat and coal-black nose and eyes — is arrestingly photogenic. By capturing this magnificent creature on film, award-winning photographer Norbert Rosing has been a leader in raising awareness of the polar-as fierce predator, loving parent, insistent jester. In Polar Bears 2002, we present his irresistible invitation to that world.