The story about polar bear mother teaching her cubs to hunt

PhotographerRoie Galitz
PrizeBronze in Nature / Wildlife
Entry Description

The Polar Bear cubs must gain weight quickly, before the harsh winter comes, in order to survive. The mother is breast feeding them with super fat milk every couple of hours while starting to feed them meat whenever she succeeds in hunting. Still, the sad fact is that 75% of polar bear cubs will not live to be two years old. I spent many hours in the deep snow of Svalbard, to get close and personal with this single mother Polar Bear. It was worth it when she felt comfortable enough for this amazingly intimate behaviour in front ofmy camera.

About Photographer

Wildlife Photographer and workshop leader to the some of the most remote places on earth