By Peter Lloyd for MailOnline
Published: 10:34 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 13:13 GMT, 1 February 2019
Heart-breaking images have captured 'climate refugee' polar bears hunting across the shrinking Arctic ice.
The stunning pictures show the endangered creatures on dwindling icebergs as their natural habitat vanishes thanks to global warming.
Polar regions are warming twice as fast as the global average and the impact it is having on the local wildlife is devastating.
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In action: Stunning picture shows a polar bear leaping across the water from one block of ice to another, gazing up at a drone
Making a splash: One of the hyper-carnivorous bears leaps from into the freezing waters to catch its prey
Wow-factor: A lone polar bear rests at the edge of a small piece of ice surrounded by the luminous water
Two's company: Although lone hunters, here we see two polar bears sharing space atop one of the ice caps
One image shows them leaping across the water from one block of ice to another, gazing up at the drone and feeding on fresh kill.
Another shows one resting at the edge of a small piece of ice, lying with a friend while flanked by the criss-cross pattern of blue water.
The remarkable snapshots were taken at two locations - Nunavut Baffin Island and Devon Island, North of Canada - by wildlife photographer Florian Ledoux, who's originally from France but now living in Tromso, Norway.
'It's hard to imagine such impressive, powerful predators being vulnerable, but man-made climate change is making life tough for them – so their fate could be in our hands,' says the WWF. 'We mustn't let them down.'
The bears need platforms of ice to reach their prey of ringed and bearded seals. Some sea