16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Resting Before the Journey

This mother and cubs were resting in a day den after leaving the maternity den. They are on their way to Hudson Bay where the mother will hunt for seals. She has not eaten for approx 8 months. Note: The other cub is hidden.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Canada
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Christine Haines