This photographer was on a trip in order to photograph some polar bears.
In the midst of this he noticed some curious little polar bear cubs decided to get closer to him and his group. Every time the group tried to put some distance between themselves and the bears the cubs negated it by swimming closer to the boat.
While these bears seem like they’re having a good time, polar bears as a species aren’t doing so well.
As one of the animals most threatened by climate change, polar bears are quickly losing vital habitat, namely the Arctic ice they hunt from for much of the year.
As temperatures rise, the sea ice melts earlier in the season, meaning that bears have less time to eat seals and fatten up for hibernation. In some cases, this has already led to bears drowning or dying from starvation.