CNN PRODUCER NOTE Douglas Kahle says this photograph of a polar bear is actually not shot from a tank, it's from the open waters of the Repulse Bay, Canada, which is in the Arctic Circle. The polar bear was swimming between ice floats when he photographed it by hanging off the back of a boat. Underwater animal photography is one of his passions. 'I hope that by showing the public pictures like this, people will realize the magnificence and beauty of such creatures and will work to protect them instead of killing them,' he said. His image was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for December 5, 2013.
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer