'Polar Bear'

Minted on Jun 7, 2021
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"I lay on the cold metal deck of the icebreaker, my home for the previous week. I pointed my lens out of a hawsehole & was greeted with this view, only feet from my face. A male polar bear had stood up on his hind legs & we were suddenly eye to eye, allowing me to capture this intimate portrait.” - Shannon Wild

Photographed 17 July, 2016 north of Svalbard, Arctic.

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