Polar bear cub with giant whale bone by Eiji Itoyama (7 images)

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A hungry bear cub holds onto a towering whale bone in Alaska. The young bear and its sibling, which reach around 6ft tall on their hind legs, climb on a 15ft-long bowhead whale bone which has been left out by local Alaskan Inupiat hunters.

The 75-tonne whales are sacred to Inupiat people, who cook and eat three per year, leaving the bones in a designated place for the polar bears to finish off the scraps of meat stuck to the bones. Photographer Eiji Itoyama spent five days in...
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