If that bear is out in the submarine lanes… how deep is the water…? And how far is he from land?
Not very.... that’s an island in the background.
The Arctic Ocean is pretty shallow pretty far out, so the nearest land is probably less than 1000 feet away, straight down.
Russian Delta IV SSBN. Probably draws about 30 to 35 ft of water cruising on the surface. This one is probably on it's way in or out of Murmansk. The bear - the white one - is not very far from land.
Who was taking the photo ?
A Los Angeles class...
polar bears spend months on ice pack ..open ocean ..hunting seals seems land in background