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Bears Spar

Caption: Two male polar bears playfully spar near Hudson Bay, where sea ice melts in the summer and then reforms in the autumn. The bears need the ice in late summer and fall to be able to reach their prey, primarily seals.

Credit: Steven C. Amstrup, Polar Bears International

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