July 13, 2011

Polar Bear With Whale Bone

Photograph by Florian Schulz

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Ashore on Svalbard, a male polar bear investigates a whale's backbone. Fat reserves from hunting ringed and bearded seals, and sometimes walruses, must carry bears through lean summers.

See more pictures from the July 2011 feature story "On Thin Ice".


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See pictures of the North and South Poles »

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