Polar bear having a nice 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 hunt!

(Spitsbergen – Scandinavian Arctic)


  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...almost 6 years ago

    excellent image steve, you just dont realize how lucky you are to capture these creatures in their fading habit. im sure this is breaking your heart, it would mine.

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutalmost 6 years ago

    Such a cold pillow… but it is a polar bear.
    Perfect shot!

  • maremarie
    maremariealmost 6 years ago

    How clever I was to put you on my watchlist….. otherwise I would have missed this picture! :-)

  • mindym306
    mindym306almost 6 years ago


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  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...almost 6 years ago

    Fabulous image, Steve. Bears in their icy realms reign supreme!

  • jon  daly
    jon dalyalmost 6 years ago

    fabulous image

  • Th3rd World Order
    Th3rd World Orderalmost 6 years ago


  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundealmost 6 years ago

    Brilliant! A fave!

  • Sarah Moore
    Sarah Moorealmost 6 years ago

    You are so incredibly lucky to be able to photograph all these amazing animals in their natural habitat. What a gorgeous animal.

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