Ultimate Adventure Contest

Feasting
Feasting
The polar bear continues to eat another bear's remains without noticing the author.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Guides' Success
Guides' Success
The author's guides, James and Jacob Pokiak pose with the trophy polar bear.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Bear Mount
Bear Mount
Paul Buechel poses with his finished bear mount. The bruin measured over nine feet squared.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Bear Breakfast
Bear Breakfast
After the guides skinned Buechel's bear another polar bear came in to feed on the carcass.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Feasting
Feasting
The polar bear continues to eat another bear's remains without noticing the author.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Company
Company
The bear spots Paul taking pictures of it in the pale morning light.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Angry Nanuq
Angry Nanuq
The second bear spots the author and threatens to make a charge.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Smile!
Smile!
Paul pulls back the lips on his bear to reveal some impressive teeth.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Successful Hunt
Successful Hunt
Paul Buechel and James Pokiak pose with the massive bruin.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Successful Hunt
Successful Hunt
Paul Buechel and James Pokiak pose with the massive bruin.Outdoor Life Online Editor

Here are nine photos from the adventure contest winner Paul Buechel. They document his polar bear hunt in the Arctic Circle where he was nearly charged by an angry bruin. Read the winning adventures here