Hungry polar bear chews in a plastic bag in the Arctic

Shocking: Starving and alone, a polar bear on the top of a rock tries to eat a plastic bag that is floating in the Arctic

Hungry and alone, a polar bear tries to eat a plastic bag that is floating in the Arctic.

Shocking images show the animal lifting the bag of water in its mouth and tearing it impotently with its legs and teeth.

The photos highlight the problem of plastic debris, since it is estimated that 9 million tons per year strangle marine life and end up on coasts around the world.

Shocking: Starving and alone, a polar bear on the top of a rock tries to eat a plastic bag that is floating in the Arctic

Shocking: Starving and alone, a polar bear on the top of a rock tries to eat a plastic bag that is floating in the Arctic

Sad: The images show the animal lifting the bag of water in its mouth and tearing it impotently with its legs and teeth on a rock

Sad: The images show the animal lifting the bag of water in its mouth and tearing it impotently with its legs and teeth on a rock

Sad: The images show the animal lifting the bag of water in its mouth and tearing it impotently with its legs and teeth on a rock

The photos highlight the problem of plastic waste

The photos highlight the problem of plastic waste

It is estimated that 9 million tons per year strangle marine life and end on coasts around the world

It is estimated that 9 million tons per year strangle marine life and end on coasts around the world

The photos highlight the problem of plastic waste, since it is estimated that 9 million tons per year strangle marine life and end up on coasts around the world.

It is believed that the bear was attracted by the smell of food in the garbage bag.

Photographer Fabrice Guerin took the pictures while visiting the arctic archipelago of Svalbard in Norway.

The 50-year-old man watched the polar bear searching for food before giving up and chewing on the large plastic bag that had been thrown on the rocks.

Seeing this moment in front of the camera to illustrate the enormous problem of plastic in the ocean, Fabrice was speechless.

The photographer, who lives in Paris, France, said: "I spent four hours watching the polar bear on the rock from our boat.

It is believed that the bear was attracted by the smell of food in the garbage bag. In the image: the bear perches alone on the water's edge

It is believed that the bear was attracted by the smell of food in the garbage bag. In the image: the bear perches alone on the water's edge

It is believed that the bear was attracted by the smell of food in the garbage bag. In the image: the bear perches alone on the water's edge

Photographer Fabrice Guerin took the pictures while visiting the arctic archipelago of Svalbard in Norway

Photographer Fabrice Guerin took the pictures while visiting the arctic archipelago of Svalbard in Norway

Photographer Fabrice Guerin took the pictures while visiting the arctic archipelago of Svalbard in Norway

& # 39; Did not move for years, but suddenly decided to walk since it was time to find food.

"With the guide, we followed him, but we always kept our distance.

"When we decided to return to our boat, we saw that the polar bear was looking for something on the rocks.

"We were surprised to see this magnificent animal with a plastic bag in its mouth, fortunately it was not swallowed whole.

"I never thought about seeing some plastic in this area, but I do know that there are no boundaries for plastic waste.

"The world production of plastic increases every year and we discover bottles and plastic bags everywhere.

"Most of these wastes are not biodegradable, and many animals such as turtles, birds and sperm whales are swallowed."

The 50-year-old man observed the polar bear looking for food, but after giving up he ended up chewing on a large plastic bag that had been thrown into the rocks.

The 50-year-old man observed the polar bear looking for food, but after giving up he ended up chewing on a large plastic bag that had been thrown into the rocks.

The 50-year-old man observed the polar bear looking for food, but after giving up he ended up chewing on a large plastic bag that had been thrown into the rocks.

Seeing this moment in front of the camera to illustrate the enormous problem of plastic in the ocean, Fabrice was speechless

Seeing this moment in front of the camera to illustrate the enormous problem of plastic in the ocean, Fabrice was speechless

Seeing this moment in front of the camera to illustrate the enormous problem of plastic in the ocean, Fabrice was speechless

The photographer said: "We were surprised to see this magnificent animal with a plastic bag in its mouth." Fortunately, he did not swallow it whole

The photographer said: "We were surprised to see this magnificent animal with a plastic bag in its mouth." Fortunately, he did not swallow it whole

The photographer said: "We were surprised to see this magnificent animal with a plastic bag in its mouth." Fortunately, he did not swallow it whole

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