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Good Things Come in Threes
Photograph by Norbert Rosing

It’s a triple! A polar bear family rests in a day den out of the Arctic wind. Triplet litters are much less common than twins, and the runt (far left), which is often prevented from feeding by stronger siblings, may not survive the summer.



Camera: Leica R8
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Leica Apo-Telyt-Module-R 800 f/5.6
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Sunny and mild
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light





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