Deep in the heart of the mountains of Europe, a mother bear needed to cross a freezing cold lake with her young bear cubs in tow. With the need to continue moving through the land, the bear had no other choice but to cross the lake to get to the other side, where they would be able to feed themselves. This was a difficult task indeed and not only that but the mother had to try and swim whilst carrying her babies on her back. It seemed the temperatures became too cold for her to continue and quickly the family began to struggle. It was thanks to a fisherman who spotted them, that their lives were saved.
In the northeastern tip of Russia, the freshwater Lake Vygozero is where we set the scene. Due to its geographical location, temperatures can drop to a whopping -20 C. Freezing temperatures like this are dangerous for humans, therefore creating challenges for fisherman on the lake as well the wildlife.
When the mother tries to cross this freezing lake with two cubs she had to think quickly. However, what she did not foresee was how difficult this would be for her two baby cubs.