Struggling to Stay Alive

Posted by Michael Bertelsen on Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:09 am

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This mother was continually checking the wind as well as looking in all directions. A big male if close enough would try and kill the cub. The two hung around for an hour before moving down the coast. Ten years of photographing these beautiful creatures, something like this is getting harder and harder to see.
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by Ron Day on Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:34 pm
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An interesting narrative and excellent image of mother and cub, Michael. I really like the composition.

by Carol Clarke on Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:30 pm
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Perfect dof for this sow and cub, Michael. Beautiful detail when you click on the image for the uncompressed view, and a good perspective with their bodies at complementary angles and both faces nicely visible. I like your composition with the wider view giving a real feel for their somewhat bleak habitat, and who knows what the future holds for these magnificent animals. An evocative image.

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by Gary Gulash on Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:52 pm
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Beautiful capture Michael, I like the way the low point of view renders the rocky shoreline. I can sense their concern in the body language, they are stressed.

by david fletcher on Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:51 am
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Very nicely shown Michael. The image is speaking volumes
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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:21 pm
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This is beautifully composed and tells the story so well- absolutely lovely...and perhaps a little sad, as we know he fate of polar bears is so uncertain.
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by kiran on Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:07 am
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Love this image. Beautiful pose, comp and stare from both of them.

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