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In a far north without ice, a mother bear could be stranded a long way from good hunting, struggling to feed herself and her cubs. This snow-free scene near Kapp Fanshawe (Cape Fanshawe) offers a glimpse of what may be the Arctic's rockier future.
See more photographs from the April 2009 feature story "Svalbard."
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When making long exposures, use a remote release to avoid camera movement. If you don't have a remote release, use the camera's self-timer.
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