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December 22, 2016

Fighting Off Boredom

Stalled in their migration north as they wait for ice to freeze on Western Hudson Bay, north of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, these two male polar bears entertain themselves the way many young companions do: play fighting. “These two appeared to be keeping each other company,” writes Your Shot photographer Gillian Lloyd. “Most of the time they laid around or walked a little—and sometimes they started sparring.” The polar bears cross through this region—known as the world’s polar bear capital—every fall, with the heaviest concentration in October and November, en route from their summer habitat farther south back to seal-hunting grounds in the north. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Gillian Lloyd, National Geographic Your Shot
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