Arctic Circle and North Pole Picture Gallery

Arctic Circle and North Pole Pictures: Polar Bear and Cub
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A low, orange sun shines on a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) and her cub.

Found throughout Arctic regions, the polar bear can swim miles from land or ice packs. Seal constitutes the majority of the polar bear's diet, but the bears aren't picky eaters: They will also eat fish, seaweed, caribou, grass, birds, and even stranded whales.

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Photo gallery by Chelsea Lane-Miller
Photograph by Flip Nicklin, copyright National Geographic Society
 
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