This foray through northern realms of our planet above the polar circle takes us to a part of our world especially affected by climate change. The often-cited adaptability of animals could also enable them to survive under new conditions. The camera team made this foray through the polar region, from Canada to Norway, to document that, which in the opinion of many nature researchers, will no longer be visible in 30 to 50 years’ time.
Following the observation of ice bear mother with her young in Canada’s Wapusk National Park at Hudson Bay, is a herd of harp seals on the ice during the breeding season. The Arctic Ocean ringed seals in Hudson Bay, on the other hand, prefer solitude. Should the offspring be born in an extremely cold night, they often freeze to death. Their bodies sink to the seabed at the beginning of spring when the pack ice thaws. Scavengers like the rare Greenland shark, who sees them as a welcome snack, quickly eats them. Underwater footage of this process also attempted by our camera team, very rarely succeeds.