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Polar bear on sea ice, its prime habitat, 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: 2011

From album: Polar Bears in Svalbard and Melting Sea Ice

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: climate change earth fauna Norway

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