As a result, some polar bears end up going hungry. Tragically, Langenberger's photo seems to support that claim.
There are about 3,000 polar bears in Svalbard, and about 20,000 to 25,000 in the world. But there's great debate over their future: While some scientists say it's exceptionally bleak, others claim that some polar bear populations are actually stable.
If the picture above is any indication, though, the future looks sadly grim.
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