14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ice Bear Sparring

These two male polar bears repeatedly reared up on their hind legs, swatted, wrestled, and bit each other, sometimes making chunks of fur fly. You can see ripples from the heat of the bears' breath in the frigid conditions.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
Camera: NIKON D4S
Copyright: © Randall Finley
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