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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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Jaydee007
Jaydee007  634 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 e2 Member 5Lillian 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 e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 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 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom965 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
franken e2 Member 113046 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 e2 Member 10528 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 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 e2 Member 54203 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 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 e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
17 Jul 2013 - 10:02 AM

Very well spotted and captured.
Effrossini

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
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 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 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 e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 - 11:58 AM

Great shot. Does not look a happy polar!

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard 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 e2 Member 8371 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 e2 Member 5Daisymaye 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 e2 Member 4183 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 e2 Member 32873 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 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 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 8:47 PM

Just beautiful.

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Source
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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 e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 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 1091 forum postsdudler vcard England258 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 4:00 PM

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

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