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Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) walking on shore against the light, Barter Island, North of the Arctic Circle, Alaska.

© Patrick Kientz / Biosphoto

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Image size: 4623x3082 pixels (15.4"x10.3" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2016-09-24

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Each year, between 50 and 100 polar bears gather around the village of Kaktovic to feed on the carcasses of whales fished by the native (Inuit). The bears await the formation of the pack ice to go up to the great North where they will feed mainly on seals.


Animal / Wild animal / Chordate / Vertebrate / Synapsid / Therapsid / Mammal / Carnivoran / Bear / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

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World sea and ocean / Arctic Ocean / Beaufort Sea

Shot / Black background

America / North America / United States of America / Western United States / Pacific States / Alaska / Arctic National Wildlife Refuge


Species / Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) / CITES Appendix 2

Area / Strand / Sand shore

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Threatened endangered species / Vulnerable (IUCN) VU

America / North America / United States of America / North American protected areas (United States)

Shot / Three quarter shot

Ambiance / Seasons / Temperate season / Autumn


Species / Diet pattern / Carnivore (diet)

Ambiance / Dark

Ambiance / Twilight

Light effect / Backlighting

Shot / Overview

Motion / Locomotion / Gait / Walk

Species / Relation between species / Predation / Predator

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Enumeration / Nobody

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Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Gnathostomata / Euteleostomi / Sarcopterygii / Rhipidistia / Tetrapodomorpha / Tetrapoda / Synapsida / Eupelycosauria / Therapsida / Cynodontia / Mammalia / Carnivora / Ursidae / Ursus

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