Grand Prize and Nature Winner --- Photo and caption by Paul Souders/National Geographic Photo Contest --- Seattle, Washington --- The Ice Bear --- A polar bear peers up from beneath the melting sea ... more 
Grand Prize and Nature Winner --- Photo and caption by Paul Souders/National Geographic Photo Contest --- Seattle, Washington --- The Ice Bear --- A polar bear peers up from beneath the melting sea ice on Hudson Bay as the setting midnight sun glows red from the smoke of distant fires during a record-breaking spell of hot weather. The Manitoba population of polar bears, the southernmost in the world, is particularly threatened by a warming climate and reduced sea ice. 8BIM less 
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Yahoo News | Photo By Paul Souders/National Geographic Photo Contest
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 11:00 AM EST