During an expedition to document Arctic wildlife, I observed a polar bear family from a small, ice-going vessel. The mother and her cubs were living on pack ice far from land. Incredibly intelligent animals, young polar bears learn quickly through their inquisitive nature. This cub was intrigued by its reflection and was studying it with great interest, photographer Florian Schulz said.  Florian Schulz / NBP Awards sharonrhoover

During an expedition to document Arctic wildlife, I observed a polar bear family from a small, ice-going vessel. The mother and her cubs were living on pack ice far from land. Incredibly intelligent animals, young polar bears learn quickly through their inquisitive nature. This cub was intrigued by its reflection and was studying it with great interest, photographer Florian Schulz said. Florian Schulz / NBP Awards sharonrhoover

Stop jumping! (I think all Mothers, no matter what species, say this to their kids!)

Stop jumping! (I think all Mothers, no matter what species, say this to their kids!)

A polar bear (Ursus arctos maritimus) on pack ice, Svalbard, Norway.  Picture: Andy Rouse / Rex Features

A polar bear (Ursus arctos maritimus) on pack ice, Svalbard, Norway. Picture: Andy Rouse / Rex Features

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