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Bear Beginnings: New Life on the Ice



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To Nurse or to Nuzzle?
Photograph by Norbert Rosing

A cub reclines to nuzzle its mother while a sibling nurses farther down. Polar bear milk is about one-third fat, providing the high-energy diet that cubs need to grow quickly in their harsh Arctic habitat. Eventually the young bears will learn to hunt seals as their primary food source.



Camera: Leica R8
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Leica Apo-Telyt-Module-R, 800mm f/5.6
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light





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