Photo by @mattiasklumofficial A female polar bear greets one of her cubs near the gorgeous Nordenskiöld Breem, Svalbard Norway.
Please go to @mattiasklumofficial to check out another wonderful place, Chile’s Torres Del Paine N.P.
Polar bear cubs drink their mother's milk and depend on her for survival for at least 20 months. Her hunting skill and success is critical for her own survival and for feeding and teaching her cubs to find food for themselves. According to scientists like Alison Ames, Polar bears may be just as smart as some apes. Their success at hunting seals in a dynamic arctic environment is one sign of their brain power. "This is learned behavior and reveals that polar bears are very intelligent animals. They are highly cognitive creatures that top the food chain in polar regions. You have to be very clever to do that. Hunting and trapping a seal is no easy matter." - Alison Ames
Looking forward to returning to Svalbard this summer with @irisalexandrov ! #svalbard#polar#polarbears#arctic#protectbiodiversity#stopclimatechange#expedition#mattiasklum#cubs#UN#mom#IQ#predator#savethearctic @mattiasklumofficial @mattiasklumcollection @thephotosociety @natgeotravel @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial
Had a chance to stop in and check out my friend's, @willbyington, now annual holiday pop up photo shop. There were so many great pieces about Chicago, the #Cubs, travel, music and much more. I bought a few Cubs #WorldSeries themed coasters. I wanted to buy much more. Maybe you can stop in and buy those for me...or you. In the Marquette Room near the Christmas Tree...thru Sunday. #WBPhotoPopUp#TheMagMile