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Male and female Polar bear feeding on a seal, pack ice North of Svalbard

More than any other animal, the polar bear, Ursus maritimus, is recognized as the symbol of the Arctic. With white fur and a sub-skin blubber providing insulation, the polar bear has adapted to live in severe cold conditions. The polar bear finds the majority of its prey on the sea ice – mostly seals.

Year: 2016

From album: Arctic Biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: fauna melting sea ice Nothern Sea

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