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Bear Prayer by Steve Bulford

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Polar bear mother praying for some ice so she may hunt to feed her cubs.

The sea ice is shrinking at an alarming rate, which has a huge impact for the bears as this is their main hunting ground. More and more bears are being found to have drowned while trying to find the ice, even though they can swim up to sixty miles or so!

I hope the ice does not completely vanish and that they always have somewhere to hunt!

(Spitsbergen – Scandinavian Arctic)


  • main1
    main1about 6 years ago

    This is so sweet and sad too. Beautiful shot Steve!!

  • shilohlin
    shilohlinabout 6 years ago

    you have been capturing and posting the most phenominal photos of these magnificent peaceful creatures……..this one brought tears to my eyes as I pray for the same thing she does. Bless you dear one for your compassion~

  • Marinapallett
    Marinapallettabout 6 years ago

    wow i love this pic so beautiful !!

  • Kathy Nairn
    Kathy Nairnabout 6 years ago

    Thank you!

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 6 years ago

    How cute ….wat a catch !!!!

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 6 years ago

    I love your interpretation of her pose, Steve! Beautiful shot and this helps increase our awareness of the plight of these magnificent critters!

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 6 years ago

    awesome capture!!! so sad what’s happening to their enviroment!

  • justlinda
    justlindaabout 6 years ago

    Wondeful capture, hope his prayers are answered !

  • cdudak
    cdudakabout 6 years ago

    What an amazing shot, love it!

  • mlynnd
    mlynndabout 6 years ago

    This is so sad. I also pray they get the ice they need. Beautiful shot!

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