WILD AND FREE

This Polar Bear mum and cubs were a long way out on the sea ice looking for seals.

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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Comments

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69almost 7 years ago

    Stunning image (s) Loving it! Fantastic creatures and a fantastic setting. Well done!

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful clarity and depth, the colours are so brilliant. Sensational capture as are all on this page..

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaalmost 7 years ago

    wow these are awesome! real wild life photography.

  • Zigga
    Ziggaalmost 7 years ago

    Wonderful depth & sense of enormity of the Arctic. Beautiful image!

  • JudithE
    JudithEalmost 7 years ago

    All I can say is ‘WOW’ :)

  • Sharon Perrett
    Sharon Perrettalmost 7 years ago

    Gorgeous image Steve, and sad to think it is disappearing, thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences and sights with us :))

  • paula whatley
    paula whatleyalmost 7 years ago

    just amazing. great color

  • aftsun
    aftsunalmost 7 years ago

    Oh this is very lovely…

  • Sharon Bishop
    Sharon Bishopalmost 7 years ago

    Gorgeous…just gorgeous Steve. That blue and white is so striking and the polar bears put on an act for you too.

  • pat oubridge
    pat oubridgealmost 7 years ago

    It’s a crime that these beautiful creatures are being pushed to their limit. Beautiful shot as always Steve.

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