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Picnic Time! 230 Polar Bears Feast on Whale Carcass

Hundreds of hungry polar bears were treated to a whale of a buffet last week when the carnivores descended on a whale carcass on the coast of Russia's Wrangel Island. The incredible sight was photographed by tourists on a boating expedition that was traveling through the Northeast Passage. "We were cruising down the coast and saw a 'herd' or 'convention' of polar bears on/near the beach," on Sept. 19, Rodney Russ, the expedition leader, wrote on his blog. Russ is the owner and founder of Heritage Expeditions, the New Zealand-based company that co-led the trip.


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