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a polar bear at rest
May 18, 2014

White on White

Nearly camouflaged in his habitat, a polar bear surveys his surroundings. Cold doesn't bother these Arctic predators: Two layers of fur and thick fat act as superb insulation, even in subzero temperatures.

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Photograph by Jongsung Ryu, National Geographic Your Shot

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