Polar Bears of Svalbard - Sunil Singh
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Majestic bear

Majestic bear

On an arctic expedition starting from Svalbard, we sailed 81 degrees north to find pack ice and this magnificent male polar bear. The top predator was contemplative and pacing on a floating drift ice. It was amazing to watch how quickly he moved. How many days had he wandered between these icepacks, swimming sniffing, searching for seals? Had he decided to pause for a few moments on this drift ice? I'm sure he was aware of the group of photographers on the zodiac watching his every move. Fast melting glaciers and pack ice melting sooner than normal due to climate change have made extinction of this beautiful creature a real threat.

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