15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Polar bear cubs' playtime
These sweet little cubs were sleeping next to their polar bear mom for hours, but as soon as they woke up - you couldn't stop them! They kept playing around on this ice formation as if it was their private playground. Sadly, these were the only cubs I saw on that expedition to Svalbard, which is extremely alarming, since in previous years I've seen many more.. Polars bears are under serious threat of extinction due to climate change.
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||Nov. 30, 2017, 8:03 a.m.