Polar bears aren’t white, they’re clear.
Their fur is made up of colorless,
transparent hairs and luminescent
particles that bounce the light back
and forth, which makes the bears
appear white and helps them blend
in with their surroundings. SourceSource 2
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A juvenile kodiak playfully paws the face of another juvenile in the meadows of Lake Clark National Park & Preserve in Alaska. Your Shot photographer Eric Esterle talks about capturing this moment. “I followed these two around for about an hour as they displayed an amazing stamina for mischievous wrestling and play fighting that will help them in the future. An amazing sight to behold in such a beautiful place. There truly is something special in witnessing wild animals in a truly wild atmosphere without being influenced by humans in any way.”
Photograph by Eric Esterle