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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
North Of The Wall

A lone female polar bear wandered across the ice looking for a place to rest, completely dwarfed by the huge glacial wall next to her. The scene was like that from a fantasy story.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Camera: NIKON D7500
Copyright: © Christian Tuckwell-Smith