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Snowscape at Sundown
Photograph by Norbert Rosing

A sea of snow glows at sundown behind a tree-lined polar bear day den—where a mother and cubs recently rested during their journey to the sea ice. Manitoba’s Wapusk National Park, a name meaning “white bear” in the Cree language, protects one of the largest known polar bear denning areas.



Camera: Leica R8
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Elmarit 19mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Sunny and mild—around zero°C (32°F)
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light





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