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Endangered Beauties: Images of Polar Bears

  • Landlocked Polar Bear

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    CREDIT: Mark Maftei, Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Mama bear and cubs

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  • Polar Bear

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    CREDIT: Robert Rockwell
  • Baby polar bear

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  • World's Cutest Baby Wild Animals

    Polar bear cubs
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    CREDIT: Dreamstime
  • Knut at the zoo

    Knut at the Berlin Zoo
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    CREDIT: Berlin Zoo
  • Getting older

    Knut at the Berlin Zoo
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    CREDIT: Berlin Zoo
  • What Big Paws You Have

    Polar bear paws
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    CREDIT: Captain Budd Christman, NOAA Corps
  • Polar Bear

    polar bear, arctic,
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    CREDIT: Daniel J. Cox/NaturalExposures.com
  • Polar-grizzly hybrid

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    CREDIT: Wikimedia commons user Messybeast
  • Polar Bears Forced to Land and Water

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    CREDIT: USGS
  • Female polar bear with her cub

    Female polar bear with her cub on a frozen lake near Cape Churchill, Canada.
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    CREDIT: Hansruedi Weyrich
  • Mother bear and cubs

    A polar bear mother and her cubs
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    CREDIT: Hansruedi Weyrich
  • Polar bear feeding

    A large male polar bear returns to feed on a fin whale carcass.
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    CREDIT: Florian Schulz
  • Polar bear

    Polar bear walking on a frozen pond with blowing snow near Cape Churchill, Canada.
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    CREDIT: Hansruedi Weyrich
  • polar bear

    Female polar bear with her cub on a frozen lake near Cape Churchill, Canada.
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    CREDIT: Hansruedi Weyrich
  • Patchy Polar Bear

    This polar bear, captured and immobilized by USGS scientists, shows hair loss and oozing sores on the left side of its neck. The cause of the alopecia and lesions is still unknown.
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    CREDIT: USGS
  • Polar Bears on Arctic Ice

    Baby and mother polar bear on Arctic sea ice
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    CREDIT: Sophie TRAN, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE), distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons license.
  • Swimming Polar Bear

    polar bears swimming
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    CREDIT: Paul Nicklen | National Geographic Stock | World Wildlife Fund
  • Polar bear with cub

    Polar bear with cub
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    CREDIT: Scott Schliebe/USFWS
  • Polar Bears

    polar bears swimming
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    CREDIT: World Wildlife Fund
  • Polar Bears Evolved Just 150,000 Years Ago

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    CREDIT: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Goose Eggs Could Save Polar Bears

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    CREDIT: NOAA
  • Knut at the zoo

    Knut at the zoo
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    CREDIT: © Markwaters | Dreamstime.com
  • Fluff-ball Knut

    Knut at berlin zoo
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    CREDIT: © Markwaters | Dreamstime.com
  • Knut's Debut

    knut polar bear at zoo
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    CREDIT: © Markwaters | Dreamstime.com
  • Knut with zookeeper

    knut polar bear
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    CREDIT: © Markwaters | Dreamstime.com
The polar bear near the scientists' campsite off the Beaufort Sea. Polar bears have become increasingly confined to land as Arctic sea ice melts.

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