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Towers of Power
Photograph by Norbert Rosing

Two males grapple near the Hudson Bay shore in late October 2002. A few days later the bay's shallow water froze, giving the bears a solid platform to roam in search of seals. Polar bears hunt on the frozen bay through the winter, mate on the ice in spring, then come ashore in July as the ice begins to melt. If global warming continues the trend toward an earlier meltdown, the winter hunt for food will become all the more crucial.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica R8
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia
Lens: Leica 560mm f/4
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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