The life-size polar bear, carved from ice by the Ice Bear Project in Copenhagen to showcase the melting of the polar ice caps due to global warming. Carved out of ice on December 5, it has been melting since then, revealing the bronze skeleton sculpture inside.

The ice bear stands at the head of a visually stunning photographic exhibition, its creators say, that leads visitors to the events taking place in the Arctic Tent set up by wildlife conservation society WWF in Copenhagen for the duration of the climate change summit in the Danish capital.

“In touching this sculpture everyone can become sculptors and make a direct connection with the bear and its ice-locked kingdom. We hope that this creative act will bring home to each person how humanity has the power to affect the delicate balance of nature,” the Ice Bear Project, a not-for-profit arts organisation, said on its website.

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