By Mark Hodge @mrhodgey
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Shot in 2013, these stunning pictures were taken by South African snapper Andrew Schoeman, 42, who was leading a photography tour across the Arctic Plains of Svalbard.
The two playful beasts both stood upright and had a brief exchange which mesmerised Andrew's group.
The 42-year-old, who has been taking wildlife pictures for 15 years, leads tours across the world teaching people how to photograph animals.
He said: “To see the bears interact was a great experience and although it was brief it's always amazing to see the interaction of big predators.
“To see a polar bear alone is great but to see two together was a wonderful experience.
“The bears were both young and they have recently left their mom, they briefly interacted with each other in a playful manner.
“After this short encounter each bear went their separate ways and there was no more interaction.”