14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Three Polar Bears on Land in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

A sow and two yearling polar bear cubs in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. While polar bears spend most of their life on the sea ice, many congregate on land during the ice-free period between August and October near Barter Island, Alaska

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Alaska, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Jessica Matthews