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Polar Bear On The Edge

A few years ago I made my first journey to the Svalbard area in the Artic Circle.  It was my first opportunity to photograph Polar Bears.  And, it was an experience I won’t forget.  I have been back several times and have loved photographing these incredible animals.  The Polar Bear though is in trouble for numerous reason.  I have spent time learning about this and making friends with a number of experts on the topic.  This image I think tells a story.  It expresses well what is happening.  The bear is at the edge of the ice looking off and this symbolizes what the bears are facing.  Shrinking ice packs and with it a challenge for them to survive.  I call this image Polar Bear On The Edge.  I think the bird at the top really adds to the image.


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First Svalbard Trip

The First Svalbard Workshop Group Photo Made On An Ice Floe In The Arctic Ocean, by Peter Cox

For the last 8 days I have cruising onboard the Malmo a small ship in the Arctic region of Svalbard photographing landscapes and wildlife with an amazingly great 12 passengers.  I’ll have more to report in August on my return but did want to share our group photo made on an ice floe in the middle of the Arctic Ocean north of Svalbard.