Prince Leopold Island - Polar Bears
Top - Back into the sea again to swim between the ice floes. Occasionally they would open up a gap between themselves and start calling to each other to ensure they weren't too far away. Air temp: +4ºC Latitude: 74º02'N Longitude: 89º52'W
Bottom - A family of polar bears, probably female and
two cubs investigate a submarine that has surfaced about
280 miles from the North Pole. Sea-ice allows bears to
roam far and wide across the arctic ocean in search of
Photo; © Paul Ward - These are pictures from a cruise to the High Arctic in high summer, from Resolute Bay, Canada to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.