Polar Bear mum and her two cubs rest together on an ice floe.

The sea ice is shrinking at an alarming rate, which has a huge impact for the bears as this is their main hunting ground. More and more bears are being found to have drowned while trying to find the ice, even though they can swim up to sixty miles or so!

I hope the ice does not completely vanish and that they always have somewhere to hunt!

(Spitsbergen – Scandinavian Arctic)


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  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 5 years ago

    nicely composed.

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutover 5 years ago

    This gives me warm fuzzies, Steve! A BIG AWWWWW …

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 5 years ago

    Wow! What a beautiful capture! But what a tragedy it is that the ice is disappearing and destroying their habitat!

  • Luke and Katie Thurlby
    Luke and Katie...over 5 years ago

    Haha love it!!

  • Linda Sannuti
    Linda Sannutiover 5 years ago

    wonderful image but sad about the ice

  • elphonline
    elphonlineover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot. So sad about what is happening

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtover 5 years ago

    Wonderful portrait of gorgeous animal family ….all looks so peaceful and harmonic ….I really love the sense I get to it !!! Bravo !!!

  • Jay Ryser
    Jay Ryserover 5 years ago

    Beautiful bears, tragic situation

  • zoompix
    zoompixover 5 years ago

    You take the most awesome family photographs

  • mcrowleyphoto
    mcrowleyphotoover 5 years ago

    so beautiful….you captured them in such loving state. so nice to see!

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