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Polar Bear

By rontear  
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

Tags: Summer Arctic Wild Warm Polar bear Cliff face Wildlife and nature

Voters: Jaydee007, Lillian, RonnieAG and 26 more


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17 Jul 2013 7:49AM
I think he needs a hug. He looks so lonely Grin
Jim

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Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 7:57AM
I know he looks rather small there Ron
but pleased that you left the whole 'story' there!
Lillian
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
17 Jul 2013 8:03AM
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.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 838 1368 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 8:15AM
Looking small and vulnerable in a big, harsh landscape, you almost want to pick him up and cuddle him. Almost...
Moira
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
17 Jul 2013 8:55AM

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



I agree Ron.

Ken
alansnap Plus
12 570 24 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 9:08AM
Puts all the climate change debate in context Ron. Well observed and photographed.
Alan
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
17 Jul 2013 9:57AM
Poor thing. This says so much more than seeing polar bears floating around on small icebergs.
17 Jul 2013 10:02AM
Very well spotted and captured.
Effrossini
Sometimes there is more to a photo than a beautiful landscape. This is a perfect example.
JNC
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
17 Jul 2013 11:03AM
No glacier mints for this guy... just rocks. Fine reportage, Ron.

Dave
17 Jul 2013 11:58AM
Great shot. Does not look a happy polar!
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 12:01PM
Don't normally see one surrounded by rocks, fine capture Ron.
regards
Yung
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 12:02PM
A fine piece of reportage Ron - highlighting the earths changing climate and the effect it has on wildlife.
C
17 Jul 2013 1:50PM
Sad. Polar Bears may be something we only talk about like dinosaurs. .......Sandy
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 4:52PM
A sad state of affairs indeed Ron. It would be tragic if they disappeared forever.
Ann
NDODS Plus
5 4.8k 125 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 6:33PM
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"
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 8:47PM
Just beautiful.
18 Jul 2013 11:13PM
Excellent Smile
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This image tells the story Ron
Chris
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
20 Jul 2013 10:28AM
Thank you all for the remarks that have stirred the debate, photography can be a powerful tool.
Ron.
dudler Plus
12 347 659 England
20 Jul 2013 4:00PM
A rather formal composition - and reminiscent of "Where's Wally?"

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