A polar bear was spotted on a Florida beach last month, but it wasn’t one of the thousands of polar bears that have been spotted around the world since last year.
On a trip to Florida, photographer Jeff Dolan noticed a white, three-meter-long polar bear sitting in a shallow pond.
He called a ranger who said he was there to see if there was a bear in the area.
Dolan’s camera caught the animal with its head facing the sun.
Dolan told ABC News that it was about an inch long and had been sitting in the pond for about 20 minutes when the ranger called him.
He was able to get photos and video of the bear.
Doland told ABC affiliate WESH-TV that the ranger was not immediately available for comment.
He added that the incident highlights the dangers of living in an area with a high concentration of polar bear sightings.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.