Polar Bear
Ursus maritimus

1/1600 at f11, ISO:100, Nikon D300 w 500mm


"Polar Bear," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The polar bear is classified as a vulnerable species, with eight of the nineteen polar bear subpopulations in decline.For decades, large scale hunting raised international concern for the future of the species but populations rebounded after controls and quotas began to take effect.[citation needed] For thousands of years, the polar bear has been a key figure in the material, spiritual, and cultural life of Arctic indigenous peoples, and polar bears remain important in their cultures.
Seven Islands, Svalbard, Norway
 
08/12/2010