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Polar bear cubs having a short rest 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 hut!

(Spitsbergen – Scandinavian Arctic)

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Comments

  • Linda Sannuti
    Linda Sannutiover 5 years ago

    So wonderful!

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 5 years ago

    Aw! What an amazing thing to see and such a fantastic and crisp capture! Your wildlife images are stunning Steve! Bravo, yet again! ;o)

  • ©FoxfireGallery / FloorOne Photography
    ©FoxfireGaller...over 5 years ago

    How fortunate for you to be able to see the wonders of this world. But the crowing glory is that you capture the beauty with such perfection.

    The sadness, is the reality that humans have managaed to destroy this planet. Many creatures and plants will one day be just a memory in a picture book.

    Embrace every momenta and every second of this planets miracles before it disappears forever.

  • nesi
    nesiover 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 5 years ago

    Wonderful image!!!

  • Skye Ryan-Evans
    Skye Ryan-Evansover 5 years ago

    This is absolutely magical! What a clear image and a powerful message this scene evokes. Brilliant work, Steve.

  • julie08
    julie08over 5 years ago

    Wonderful image:)

  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonover 5 years ago

    This is a wonderful image Steve!

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 5 years ago

    How beautiful!

  • cdwork
    cdworkover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture

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