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a polar bear and cub with prey in Kaktovik, Alaska
March 5, 2015

Catch of the Day

“The polar bears were usually playing, sleeping, and sometimes nursing,” writes Your Shot member Yoh Fong Chan of observing the bears in Kaktovik, Alaska. “They were hanging out near the shore during this time of the year, waiting for the sea to freeze before they could go out hunting for seals. On this very rare occasion, this bear came proudly from the horizon with its catch of the day.” Chan, who had long dreamed of photographing polar bears in the wild, says patience and endurance were important. “It was bitterly cold out there. As with most wildlife photography, hours were spent observing and waiting to capture that one special moment.”

Chan's image was recently featured in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Yoh Fong Chan, National Geographic Your Shot

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