Polar Bear family by Andy Skillen (8 images)

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A young cub wakes his mother up with a kiss as his sibling lies on top of the adult bear.

The polar bear cubs have left the security of their den for the first time and though one cub seems to be a little more relaxed about his new surroundings, his sibling is more eager to play.

Wildlife photographer Andy Skillen, 49, of North Cheam, London, spent two weeks searching for polar bear families on the sea ice off Baffin Island, in arctic Canada.
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