November 14, 2011

Sparring Polar Bears, Svalbard

Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Young male polar bears spar under the low light of winter in Svalbard, a cluster of islands halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Polar bears thrive here—roughly half the estimated 3,000 bears in the Berents Sea population raise their young on the archipelago's isolated islands.

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Kat W
Kat W

So beautiful! Love the purple in the snow and sky and lively polar bears :)

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