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Polar family sunset

Owed To Nature

Boston, United States

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It’s cold in November at Cape Churchill in Canada. And for a polar bear mom and her 2 cubs (Ursus maritimus) there’s nothing to do but wait for it to get colder and once again freeze Hudson Bay. Sea ice is critical. Without it, she can’t hunt seals. And no seals, no food. With the spring thaw coming earlier, the fall freeze later each year, that’s too long for growing numbers of bears to hold out…

So as the sun grows weaker and the night gets colder, she cradles her cubs and raises a hopeful eye to sea as if to cast a wish that they see their first winter.


50% of profits from sales of all my Cape Churchill images is donated to Polar Bears International.


Canon EOS 300D (the original Digital Rebel) with Canon EF75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM lens
Focal length 300mm, ISO 200, 1/125 sec at f/5.6

Thank You! 4,738 views as of September 5 2015


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