Polar Bears of Svalbard - Sunil Singh
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Contemplation

Contemplation

Where has all the pack ice gone? On an arctic expedition from Svalbard, we spotted this polar bear at about 81 degrees north; moments of Zen in desert arctic wilderness. The serene waters lapped with silent rhythmic beat against the thin ice that he paced. Eventually he came to the edge and sat down in contemplation. For a few moments I stopped shooting and joined him in silent camaraderie. His future was in our hands. Fast melting glaciers and pack ice melting sooner than normal due to climate change have make extinction of this beautiful creature a real threat.

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