This incredible footage shows something very alarming: a family of four polar bears searching for ice — swimming a long distance just to reach solid ground.
Adam Ravetch of Arctic Bear Productions strapped a GoPro camera on one of their heads and waited to see what kind of journey the polar bears would take across the Arctic Ocean in search of sea ice, shelter and prey.
While the footage may be visually stunning, the sad reality is that the polar bear population is decreasing drastically each year.
The two main reasons are drowning and starvation. Without sea ice, the bears are unable to hunt their prey without being seen. Moreover, many of them actually make it to land and end up dying from exhaustion.
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