29 Aug '11, 3pm

These beautiful #photos of polar bears illustrate how difficult it can be to find food without pack ice #climatechange

Summer on land is a difficult time for polar bears. Relying on the fat gained during winter hunting to see them through the more difficult hunting of summer when pack ice melts. Unfortunately, summer is becoming even deadlier, with pack ice melting earlier, melting farther, and arriving later in the winter. Rebecca Jackrel made a trek to Svalbard, a mecca for polar bear viewing, during July. She witnessed many of the problems polar bears are struggling against during summer months. Check out the outstanding photos from her journey.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/witnessing-summer...

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