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Stranded Polar Bears in Alaska

作者: Karlson Yip

Stranded Polar Bears in Alaska. © Rose  Sjölander / 70°

A stranded polar bear mother and her two cubs cross from the barrier islands outside Kaktovik to feed at dusk from a whale carcass left by Inupiat whale hunters.
As the Arctic sea ice minimum retreats, over 700 miles from the shore, bears must either head north or swim south to land, as the ice breaks up, reducing the amount of time they can spend hunting on the sea ice.