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We all think this weather is fantastic, Polar Bears don't !!! No pack ice ( it's all melted ) warm temperatures, no seals. This individual was photographed from our Zodiac ( probably trying to find nesting Auks for a very light snack ) A warming climate

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark II
Lens:100.0-400.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Aug 2011 - 1:46 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Polar Bear
Username:rontear rontear
Uploaded:17 Jul 2013 - 7:46 AM
Tags:Arctic, Cliff face, Polar bear, Summer, Warm, Wild, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:29
Voters:Jaydee007 · Lillian · RonnieAG · Terces_Resop · mrswoolybill · franken · alansnap · SlowSong · leontari · User_Removed · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · WhiteRose1 · Holmewood · dmhuynh72 · Chant57 · Derek_Fearn · Mrserenesunrise · richmowil · Daisymaye · AnnChown · NDODS · Alan_Baseley · SUE118 · GillyB · Alda · Source · ChrisWallace · dudler · Nolly ·
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Jaydee007
Jaydee007  734 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 7:49 AM

I think he needs a hug. He looks so lonely Grin
Jim

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 7:57 AM

I know he looks rather small there Ron
but pleased that you left the whole 'story' there!
Lillian

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 8:03 AM

To see a polar bear in rock strewn landscape devoid of snow and ice is worrying and another warning of the danger of extinction of this breed due to changing patterns of weather in he Arctic: I don't know if we fully understand why.......a natural cycle or due to man having an effect with carbon emissions? Or further factors as yet not yet known.
Ronnie.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8707 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1218 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 8:15 AM

Looking small and vulnerable in a big, harsh landscape, you almost want to pick him up and cuddle him. Almost...
Moira

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franken Plus Member 123525 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 8:55 AM


Quote: I know he looks rather small there Ron
but pleased that you left the whole 'story' there!
Lillian

I agree Ron.

Ken

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alansnap
alansnap Plus Member 11552 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 9:08 AM

Puts all the climate change debate in context Ron. Well observed and photographed.
Alan

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65132 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 9:57 AM

Poor thing. This says so much more than seeing polar bears floating around on small icebergs.

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
17 Jul 2013 - 10:02 AM

Very well spotted and captured.
Effrossini

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY Plus Member 81040 forum postsJN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 10:38 AM

Sometimes there is more to a photo than a beautiful landscape. This is a perfect example.
JNC

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51361 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 11:03 AM

No glacier mints for this guy... just rocks. Fine reportage, Ron.

Dave

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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 - 11:58 AM

Great shot. Does not look a happy polar!

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  742 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 12:01 PM

Don't normally see one surrounded by rocks, fine capture Ron.
regards
Yung

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Chant57
Chant57 Plus Member 9395 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 12:02 PM

A fine piece of reportage Ron - highlighting the earths changing climate and the effect it has on wildlife.
C

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 1:50 PM

Sad. Polar Bears may be something we only talk about like dinosaurs. .......Sandy

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 4:52 PM

A sad state of affairs indeed Ron. It would be tragic if they disappeared forever.
Ann

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44168 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom114 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 6:33 PM

The fastness of the rocks makes the Polar bear somewhat lost and enforces greatly the plight that these beautiful creatures are up against in a struggle for life. "Great photography Ron"

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 8:47 PM

Just beautiful.

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Source
Source Plus Member 4Source vcard
18 Jul 2013 - 11:13 PM

Excellent Smile
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ChrisWallace
19 Jul 2013 - 2:51 PM

This image tells the story Ron
Chris

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 10:28 AM

Thank you all for the remarks that have stirred the debate, photography can be a powerful tool.
Ron.

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 11240 forum postsdudler vcard England513 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 4:00 PM

A rather formal composition - and reminiscent of "Where's Wally?"

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