Don’t let the warm tones of this morning deceive you. This is a new day dawning over a very frozen point of land called Cape Churchill. With temperatures climbing to 0ºF/–15ºC, add a hint of warmth from the first rays of sun and a gentle blanket of steam rises from the frozen shore into the frigid air.
50% of profits from sales of Cape Churchill images is donated to Polar Bears International.

Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada

Canon EOS 300D (the first Digital Rebel) with Canon EF75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM lens

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During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 3 years ago

    breathtakingly beautiful.

  • Many thanks Kasia. What I personally love about this photo is that I know how absolutely bone-chilling the temperature was. But no matter, one look, and the window had to be opened, mitten removed from my “shooting hand” and camera extended into the open air. What’s that saying? The things we do for love… ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 3 years ago

    beautiful image…

  • Thank you very much George!

    – Owed to Nature

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 3 years ago

    Your work never ceases to amaze me. Such an incredible understanding of light and atmosphere. Truly special.

  • Oh my, I am at once overwhelmed and overjoyed by your comments. I feel a bit guilty accepting the level of praise you give me as I am very much still learning. But I won’t deny that I do have an undeniable passion and yearning to immerse myself in the wonders I find in wild creatures, nature and remote wilderness. So I’m humbled by your kind words but also inspired as I think it’s the wisdom of Nature and wild creatures that you see, not any skill on my part. But I’m very happy, just to sit, quietly, watch, and let them tell me when to release the shutter… Many, many heartfelt thanks to you My Friend.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous colour!!! :)))))))))))))))))))))))

  • So nice to hear this image caught your eye. Cape Churchill is a spectacular place that defies description. I’m so lucky to have been there and so enjoy sharing my experiences and images of that magical land. Thank You Vicki!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thank you!

    – Owed to Nature

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