1. It took days of waiting in the snow and bitter cold, but it was all worth it for these delightful photos of a polar bear cub going for a ride on its mom’s behind.
The photos were taken in Wapusk National Park near Churchill, Manitoba, by Daisy Gilardini, a Swiss photographer who now lives in British Columbia.
She trekked out to Churchill last February to capture bears leaving their winter dens for the first time with their little ones.
“It is extremely difficult and rare to witness the exit of the bears from the dens and one has to face extremely challenging conditions,” said Gilardini.