Entry Title: "Polar Bear Family Life - Hunt, Feed and Nurture"
Name: Roie Galitz , Israel
Category and Expertise: Nature, Professional
Entry Description: The Polar Bear cubs must gain weight quickly, before the harsh winter comes, inorder to survive. The mother is breast feeding them with super fat milk every couple of hours while starting to feed them meat whenever she succeeds in hunting. Still, the sad fact is that 75% of polar bear cubs will not live to be two years old. I spent many hours in the deep snow of Svalbard, to get close and personal with this single mother Polar Bear. It was worth it when she felt comfortable enough for this amazingly intimate behaviour in front of my camera.