24 Oct '16, 6am

Photo of frail polar bear illuminates the tragedy unfolding in the Arctic

Photo of frail polar bear illuminates the tragedy unfolding in the Arctic

polar bear tragedy svalbard norway 1 The shocking image of the starving polar bear was shot by photographer &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.arctic-dreams.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;Kerstin Langenberger</a> off the Barents Sea on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. Unfortunately, this bear is not an isolated exception. 1 Frame-filling portrait of a young Polar Bear male jumping in the pack ice "Reports and images of thin or dead adult bears from the Barents Sea region of late are concerning," York told Discovery. "We expect that there will be more bad years [for polar bears] as the Arctic warms and sea ice habitat is reduced over time." 2 polar bear tragedy svalbard norway 3 "Yes, I have seen bears in good shape – but I have also seen dead and starving polar bears," Langenberger said on her Facebook page. 3

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