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Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) observing the ice, Norway

Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska recently tracked a female bear who swam 685km for nine days in order to reach the ice floe, where she would find food. She lost her exhausted cub along the way, who was unable to make it to the ice.

Year: 2011

From album: Polar Bears in Svalbard and Melting Sea Ice

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: climate change earth fauna Norway

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