Associated Press Pictures Of The Year 2018: Animals

A polar bear blows bubbles as he dives in the water at its enclosure during warm late summer weather at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, October 16, 2018. (Photo by Martin Meissner/AP Photo) Guanacos sit during a signing ceremony in Patagonia Park, Chile, January 29, 2018. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed decrees Monday creating vast new national parks using lands donated by U.S.