Mother and cub checking out new possibilities on the summer sea ice north of Spitsbergen.

They evoke so many feelings in humans, and I am no exception, as I simply cannot help myself and say “aaaww” when I look at the cub in the image. But during the encounter my heart was filled with awe, amazement, love and admiration, as the cub and her mother are such incredible animals.

The cub had a unique way of keeping the lower lip hanging, or drooping, and it just adds to the cuteness that is a cub. And that we humans simply love.

  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 s