Paul Nicklen, ‘The Dance’, Paul Nicklen Gallery

HUDSON BAY, MANITOBA, CANADA While it is true that polar bears will fight to the death, it is very rare, and only for mating rights. The rest of the time conflict arises for food or territory, they are as compassionate as they are fierce. In this photo, two male bears play fight on the Arctic sea ice in preparation for the real thing.

Series: Polar Obsession

Signature: Certificate of authenticity with artist's signature included.

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