Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo. @sea_legacy. During the fall months and while they wait for the sea ice to freeze, polar bears perform mock battles. These skills that they gain from these matches will come in handy in the spring when they fight for real for the right to breed. The sea ice is freezing later each fall and melting earlier each spring causing the bears to have less time on the ice eating seals, their primary food source.
Photograph by Paul Souders
Canada—Two miles off the western coast of the Hudson Bay and just south of the Arctic Circle, a polar bear comes in for a close-up. As the winter pack ice melts in summer months, the world’s largest bears—a vulnerable species—must swim for shore.
Teddy Polarbear in the Packice :)…(Explored, my 150th) by Pewald on Flickr.