This young polar bear was out of luck as he scrounged around for signs of life under the ice in northern Russia.
After spending hours waiting patiently for his supper over a hole in the ice, he decided to cut his losses and walked away hungry.
|This polar bear was snapped looking for fish through a hole in the ice in Franz Josef Land Archipelago, northern Russia|
|The bear peers patiently down through the ice hole in the hope of spotting some fish|
|After realising that fish supplies seem to be non-existent in the area, the bear decided he might as well take a snooze|
These photos were snapped by wildlife photographer Vladamir Balakin while on an expedition to Franz Josef Land, northern Russia.