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Riding Bareback
Photograph by Norbert Rosing

A mother polar bear will tolerate almost anything from her cubs, including a little laziness: At three months old, this youngster is old enough to walk on its own. The two have left the den where the cub was born and are traveling to the shore of Hudson Bay several miles away. There, after months in her den without food, the mother will finally be able to hunt seals again—and begin to replenish her body fat.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica R8
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Leica 560mm f/4
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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