The female polar bear and her 2 cubs came close to the boat, we could watch them for a long time, amazed. The cubs were jumping and running around their mother, who was looking for seals in their dens under the snow, on sea ice. Most ringed seal pups are born now, and their mothers are protecting them as much as they can for a few weeks more. Then, they will have to manage by themselves. This intense activity is going on under midnight sun: since 10 days, the vital star is staying above the horizon, it will not set before end of August.