16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dreaming of Sea Ice

A big male Polar Bear is sleeping after he had a big meal of Walrus. He is dreaming deeply as he lies on the last piece of sea ice in the melting fjords of eastern Svalbard. The Seagulls are watching over him, his guardians.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway, Norway
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Galitz Roie