Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Tough Future For Alaska's Polar Bear Cubs

Alaska Polar Bear Sow With Cubs - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel

A polar bear sow and her two nine month old cubs wander around the barrier reefs near Barter Island in northern Alaska. The chances for a newborn to survive the first year is only 30%  because of environmental stress related to climate change as well as cannibalism and other factors. These cubs might make it!

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Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Alaska Polar Bear Viewing

Alaska Polar Bear Tour with Wild Alaska Travel - (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelHeading north this weekend to lead several Alaska Polar Bear & Northern Lights tours for my guiding business Wild Alaska Travel. Can’t wait to be face to face again with the largest carnivore in the world.

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Saturday, August 24th, 2013
Alaska Polar Bear Viewing

Alaska Polar Bear Viewing and Photography Tour with Wild Alaska Travel - (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel

There is no other place like Kaktovik in Alaska where you can view and photograph polar bears up close and personal. A powerful and patient predator on land, sea, and ice, the polar bear is the world’s largest carnivore and a unique symbol of the Arctic. Hundreds of thousands of years ago, Ursus maritimus, or the sea bear, evolved from its brown bear (Ursus arctos) ancestors to occupy an ecological niche in the frozen far north. Its white coat, made of water repellant hair on top of a dense undercoat, serves as camouflage and acts to reflect sunlight to the bears black skin. Its large paddle-like feet, with their fur covered pads, are well suited for swimming and for dispersing the weight of the bear when hunting on ice for ringed seal and other prey. If you are interested to see polar bears in the wild, please check out our Alaska Polar Bear & Northern Lights Tour and our Alaska Polar Bear Express Tour.

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