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Swimming Polar bear - Photographer Art Wolfe Wolfe is a photographer and conservationist. He's best known for his colorful images of wildlife, landscapes and native cultures

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Swimming Polar bear - Photographer Art Wolfe Wolfe is a photographer and conservationist. He's best known for his colorful images of wildlife, landscapes and native cultures

funkysafari:  A polar bear’s paws are marvelously adapted to life in the Arctic. A polar bears giant paws can be 12” across and act as snowshoes to spread the polar bear’s weight out so they can walk on thin ice. The bottom of a bear’s paw is has lots of little bumps on it, like the surface of a basketball, which helps the bear get a good grip on the ice and keep them from slipping. Thickly callused pads both protect from the cold and prevent the bears from cutting themselves on sharp ice…

A polar bear’s paws are marvelously adapted to life in the Arctic. A polar bears giant paws can be across and act as snowshoes to spread the polar bear’s weight out so they can walk on thin ice.

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Picture: Steven Kazlowski / Barcroft Media (via Close encounters with polar bears in the frozen Alaskan wilderness - Telegraph)