Photo of the Day

A mother polar bear and cubs at water's edge
April 5, 2009

Polar Bear and Cubs, Svalbard, Norway

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

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 "Northern Giant."

Photograph by Paul Nicklen
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