polar bear in the bird cliff
|25 July 2013|
A bird cliff seems a safe nesting site. But I have seen spectacular climbs of polar foxes into the cliffs. And Arjen Drost observed even a polar bear looking for food.
At Alkefjellet on the east coast of Spitsbergen, he made these pictures after first observing the base-jump of cliff nesting barnacle geese.|
The stories about polar bears exploiting new food sources are highly relevant for this species adapting to or suffering from climate change.
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