Polar Bear Plight climate refugees

Polar Bears’ Path to Decline Runs Through Alaskan Village


Starved polar bear perished due to record sea-ice melt, says expert
Climate change has reduced ice in the Arctic to record lows in the past year, forcing animals to range further in search of food

This 16-year-old male polar bear died of starvation resulting from the lack of ice on which to hunt seals. Photograph: Ashley Cooper/Global Warming Image


Grin and bear it: This patient mother polar bear allowed photographer Matthias Breiter close to her cubs


Playtime: These adventurous polar bear cubs had fun messing about in the snow and climbing trees

Nap time: While the youngsters enjoy themselves their mum opts to use the time to catch up on some sleep

Polarback ride: The mother seems to be more alert for a moment as one of her cubs hops on her back


Danger on the horizon: The huge male polar bear (circled) pokes his head out from behind a chunk of ice as he watches the mother and her two cubs

Let’s get out of here: The three bears plunge into the water to escape the hungry male

Can’t keep up: The old male polar bear was not fast enough to catch the family

Keeping an eye out: The incredible images were captured by British tour guide and photographer Paul Goldstein



Polar Bear Family

About Jerry Frey

Born 1953. Vietnam Veteran. Graduated Ohio State 1980. Have 5 published books. In the Woods Before Dawn; Grandpa's Gone; Longstreet's Assault; Pioneer of Salvation; Three Quarter Cadillac
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