Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) young lying in snow, Barter Island, North of the Arctic Circle, Alaska.
Patrick Kientz / Biosphoto
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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.