Polar Bears, Cape Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

Two polar bears at Cape Churchill in Manitoba, Canada
Alan Zipp/Nature’s Best Photography

“In late November, land-locked polar bears gather along the Hudson Bay to await the formation of Arctic ice so they can return to their seal-hunting grounds for the winter.” -- Nature's Best photographer, Alan Zipp.

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