Polar Bear Family Life - Hunt, Feed and Nurture

PhotographerRoie Galitz
Prize3rd Place in Nature / Wildlife
CompanyRoie Galitz Ltd.
City/CountryRamat Gan, Israel
Photo Date1/5/2015
Technical InfoNikon D810 f/10 1/1000
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.

About Photographer

Roie Galitz is a professional wildlife photographer with passion for the high Arctic and the Savannahs of Africa. In his images, Roie Galitz tries to bring a story to the viewers. for more, you're welcome to follow him on facebook.