<p><br> A young polar bear leaps between drifts of Barents Sea ice in Svalbard, Norway’s Arctic archipelago. Glacial ice covers more than half of the island chain, which lies 400 miles (640 kilometers) north of the Norwegian mainland.</p>

Polar Bear, Svalbard


A young polar bear leaps between drifts of Barents Sea ice in Svalbard, Norway’s Arctic archipelago. Glacial ice covers more than half of the island chain, which lies 400 miles (640 kilometers) north of the Norwegian mainland.

Photograph by Paul Nicklen

Norway Photos

See photos of Norway (including fjords, polar bears, Oslo, Lillehammer, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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