Tiny Alaska village experiences boom in polar bear tourism

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Tiny Alaska village experiences boom in polar bear tourism

A polar bear in the northern Alaska village of Kaktovik on the Beaufort Sea. The village has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on diminishing Arctic sea ice.

Tiny Alaska village experiences boom in polar bear tourism

A polar bear in the northern Alaska village of Kaktovik on the Beaufort Sea. The village has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on diminishing Arctic sea ice.

Tiny Alaska village experiences boom in polar bear tourism

A polar bear wearing a GPS video-camera collar lies on a chunk of sea ice in the Beaufort Sea. A tiny Alaska Native village has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on diminishing Arctic sea ice.

Tiny Alaska village experiences boom in polar bear tourism

A polar bear in the northern Alaska village of Kaktovik on the Beaufort Sea. The village has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on diminishing Arctic sea ice.
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