The first point of view video from a polar bear in the Arctic shows what the world looks like from the bear's perspective, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
USGS scientists obtained the footage from cameras that were attached to the collars of four female polar bears on the Arctic sea ice north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
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"We deployed two video cameras in 2013, but did not get any footage because the batteries weren't able to handle the Arctic temperatures," Todd Atwood, research leader for the USGS Polar Bear Research Program, said. "We used different cameras this year, and we are thrilled to see that the new cameras worked."
The cameras recorded two polar bears that seem to be checking each other out pre-mating. They also captured a bloody seal meal, including how bears solve what must be a common problem in Polar Regions: what to do when your dinner freezes into a rock hard block. The answer to that and more is in the following: