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A Polar Bear on an ice floe near Barter Island, Alaska

While looking for polar bears near Barter Island, Alaska, the captain of our small aluminum boat spotted this bear on an ice floe beyond the ice reef. We motored, then drifted toward the bear to get this photo. The bear remained standing on the floe as we drifted past, gazing into the distance beyond us. It seemed an eerie scene of this lone bear on a disappearing floe, symbolic of the possible future fate of these animals in the face of climate change.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Gary Cornwell.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2018
Total Views: 15
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 50D
Focal Length: 183mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Kaktovik, Alaska, Alaska, United States of America