Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) walking on Champ Island glacier above the sea, Franz Josef Land
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) walking on Champ Island glacier above the sea, Franz Josef Land, Russian Arctic. Highly commended in Animals in their Enviroment Category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY) Competition. 2018.
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Polar Bear Arctic Dive
A polar bear diving into water. Diving. Polar bears make shallow dives when stalking prey, navigating ice floes, or searching for kelp. Polar bears usually swim under water at depths of only about 3-4.5 m (9.8-14.8 ft.). They can remain submerged for more than one minute.
© Colin Anderson
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The Northern Lights Are Captured Over HMS Ocean
Whilst conducting Cold Weather Amphibious Warfare Training within the beautiful Fjords of Northern Norway, 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle, HMS Ocean's embarked photographer was able to capture this stunning image of the Northern Lights shimmering above the Helicopter Carrier's Flight Deck.
HMS Ocean is the Royal Navy's largest warship and was operating in the region in December 2009 as part of the UK's Amphibious Task Group, conducting Exercise Cold Response; a multinational exercise conducted alongside the Norwegian Armed Forces.
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