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WAPUSK NATIONAL PARK, CANADA - MARCH 5: Polar bear cub coming out den and playing around, on March 5, 2014, in the Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada.
After braving three months underground a mother polar bear shows her cub the outside world for the first time. Keen photographers Andre and Anita Gilden caught the extremely rare pictures after waiting more than four days in temperatures dipping to minus 40 degrees Celsius in Manitoba, Canada Andre said: “When we arrived there were no paw prints around the den so we knew we would be catching the mother coming out with her cub for the first time. It was incredible – the little one still has a long way to go but his mother will be keeping a close eye on him.
PHOTOGRAPH BY Andre and Anita Gilden /Barcroft USA / Animal Press *** Local Caption *** 02165024