The bear was later killed after injuring the French tourist.
Shrinking sea ice caused by a warming climate is forcing bears to stay inland in search of food, conservationists say.
A French swimming competition, an impressive sandcastle and a displaced polar bear round out this week's best images.
Roaming Polar Bear Found Far From Home In Russian Village
"People are scared. They are frightened to leave homes, and their daily routines are broken."
The injuries aren't life-threatening for the man who was taking passengers to shore for a tour.
Full Segment: 600 polar bears bears are killed each year in Canada. Today's UN debate fail means that export of polar bear skins, teeth and paws from Canada will continue unabated.
Mysterious, powerful, dangerous and stunningly beautiful, the polar bear, currently in danger of extinction due to climate change, evokes fascination and awe. They are one of the most iconic and legendary animals to grace this planet.