National Geographic : 1939 Apr
Photograph byVitalis Pantenburg from Three Lions "BEARS, BEARS!" SHOUTS THE LOOKOUT MAN These northern hunters leave them alone, for the polar bears ambling over the ice are a mother with her little ones (page 488). Insimilar fashion thecrew ofHudson's ship must have crowded to the rail at the cry of "bears"-or more exciting things. On one occasion two ofhismen even saw a"mermaid" (page 466).