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Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) youngs fighting on shore, Barter Island, North of the Arctic Circle, Alaska.

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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.

Keywords

Wild animal / Mammal / Carnivoran / Bear / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

Shot / One-on-one

World sea and ocean / Arctic Ocean / Beaufort Sea

Behavior / Social behaviour / Play fighting

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

September

Individual / Stage of development / Young / Bear cub

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)

Enumeration / Pair

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Autumn

America / North America / United States of America / Western United States / Pacific States / Alaska

Arctic

Play

Species / Diet pattern / Carnivore (diet)

Shot / Overview

Shot / Profile shot

Behavior / Fight (to)

Behavior / Posture / Stand up

Species / Relation between species / Predation / Predator

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Vertebrata / Mammalia / Carnivora / Ursidae / Ursus

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