National Geographic : 1948 Jan
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Ole Friele Backer On Desolate Ice Floes of the Norwegian Sea, Man's Need for Fur and Fat Brings Tragedy toTwo Mothers and Their Pups Lonely wastes are stage for primitive drama. Hunters have killed a mother seal and her cub. Sealer at left is about tocapture the second youngster. Helpless tosave her baby, the other mother (center) lifts her head above the ice to see whathappens.