Wildlife photographer Tom Leeson had a very scary face-to-face confrontation with a polar bear. The huge beast wandered up to his truck and placed its face on the passenger window while baring its teeth. The moment was captured on camera by the 60-year-old, who watched the scene in awe from the back seat of the pick-up truck. The encounter happened on Barter Island, in the Beaufort Sea off the north coast of Alaska.

"The window didn't seem thick enough and I thought that if the window broke my best bet would be to lie down behind the front seat or to grab my tripod and whack him on the nose with it," said Leeson.

Tom & Pat Leeson's website
via [The Daily What], [Telegraph]

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Tags: Alaska, Barter Island, Crazy Polar Bear, Pic of the Day, Tom Leeson

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Comment by Matthew Palma on April 14, 2011 at 2:34am
@ alyssa- HAHAHA that was my first thought seeing this!
Comment by Ligia Cristina on April 12, 2011 at 3:39pm
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!
Comment by Alyssa Anda on April 12, 2011 at 1:08pm
It actually looks funny. I honestly can't help but laugh when I see this. It's as if the polar bear is making faces against the window like children do.
Comment by sAm on April 11, 2011 at 2:57pm
RUNNN!!!!!
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