16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Polar Bear's Sleep

In recent years, the ice in Svalbard melts sooner and sooner, and as ice melts the bears are reducing their activity to save energy and fat. This bear sleeps on his last snow and hugs it with love.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Eastern Spitsbergen, Norway
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Galitz Roie
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