12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Glacier Seal

A ringed seal takes a rest on the sea ice in front of Nordenskiøldbreen on Svalbard. The fjords on Svalbard have lately seen less and less ice cover during the winter. This means less resting and birth chambers for the seals and less seals for the polar bears to hunt.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Norway
Camera: PENTAX K20D
Copyright: © David Wrangborg