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The thoughts of this picture is climate change and the tough survival in nature. The reflection (mom) had 3 cubs and 2 of them died (one of hunger and one from ...
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The thoughts of this picture is climate change and the tough survival in nature. The reflection (mom) had 3 cubs and 2 of them died (one of hunger and one from a male polar bear). A few weeks later i found the mom and the cub. I saw the cub on an iceberg and the mom on a different iceberg hunting for food. I took the picture of the cub from a boat using a 70mm lense an the mom using a zoom of 150mm. I used low ISO settings (100) and 5.6 and 8 aperture. Expore 1-250 and 500sek.
I already had the idea and composed this pictures using Photoshop.
Camera: Canon 5Ds.
Picture taken: Svalbard
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Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz December 11, 2015
Stunning!
Kathy_Banich
 
Kathy_Banich December 21, 2015
Outstanding! The colors - the reflection - the overall ambience is both welcoming and surreal. Great work - demonstrates both creativity and skill. Kudos. Kathy
darrellgillenwater PRO+
 
darrellgillenwater December 21, 2015
Awesome shot
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo December 21, 2015
Terrific! Congrats on being a Finalist!
sucharitabhattacharya
 
sucharitabhattacharya December 22, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
sandytoes34287
 
sandytoes34287 December 22, 2015
The creativity expressed is wonderful... It's a photo of a lifetime. Thanks for sharing.
walksinthewoods
 
walksinthewoods December 23, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
walksinthewoods
 
walksinthewoods December 23, 2015
awesome
sallyhalvorsen PRO+
 
sallyhalvorsen January 01, 2016
Beautiful! Very nice work
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More January 04, 2016
Brilliant :))
SariahB PRO
 
SariahB January 06, 2016
Excellent!
anthonyraguns
 
anthonyraguns January 07, 2016
Superbe je suis impréssionnée par cette photo
sydneyosbourne
 
sydneyosbourne January 12, 2016
Kudos!
bobdee PRO
 
bobdee January 12, 2016
utterly fabulous!!
janetgiuliano
 
janetgiuliano January 14, 2016
Beautiful..
captain747523
 
captain747523 January 31, 2016
Stunning and Incredible-Awesome!!
MistressN
 
MistressN February 05, 2016
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tomflynn_1379
 
tomflynn_1379 February 18, 2016
Very nice. Reflections grow big in the cold country. The white balance is great as is the composition. I would have blurred the background a little less. Love that harmless little man eating polar bear. Love the floating away theme too.
susank1970
 
susank1970 February 22, 2016
Incredible!! Absolutely love this!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 22, 2016
Great job! Congrats.
zsoltschwerlichovszky
 
zsoltschwerlichovszky March 06, 2016
If I'm grown up! I will be like my Dad! Cool job,and idea! Just need the Ice for this Teddy. Pure Bears,Im vorrlied about this animals,realy mutch!
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole March 11, 2016
Wow!!! Amazing photo! Love it!! And congrats on your award....so well deserved!!!
loveMustangs
 
loveMustangs March 12, 2016
I hope you sent this to Nat Geo Best photo I've ever seen! TY for sharing their story and plight! :)
sjholbert PRO
 
sjholbert March 13, 2016
Great concept and expertly executed. Wonderful job! Well deserved award.
SueDela
 
SueDela March 14, 2016
This should have won the "Ice" contest! I love this!
RavenHawk58
 
RavenHawk58 April 11, 2016
Powerful statement of climate change. BRAVO. Well done
SettingSky PRO+
 
SettingSky May 22, 2016
Excellent capture! Touches my heart. Thank you for bringing awareness. (activist :) )
SettingSky PRO+
 
SettingSky May 22, 2016
Oh yes, and loveMustangs' comment about National Geographic; I really hope so, too.
RavenHawk58
 
RavenHawk58 June 29, 2016
Going through my pictures. AGAIN SO SO POWERFUL
stephcourdin
 
stephcourdin August 22, 2016
Hello , i saw your amazing nature images and wanted to reach out , I'm not sure if you saw the post by viewBug about the Art4theCure call for artists, but i would like to personally invite you to participate art4thecure.org/call4artists to support the non-profit ALS NeverSurrender research foundation
Adam_Pritchard75
 
Adam_Pritchard75 August 23, 2016
Wow great shot!
aidenlee215
 
aidenlee215 September 06, 2016
Honestly this looks incredibly fake..
npentecost
 
npentecost September 12, 2016
This is perfect! Love it
vladisphotos
 
vladisphotos October 20, 2016
It's like a Russian cartoon - "Umka"!!!!!!!
Meglymoo87
 
Meglymoo87 October 21, 2016
Love this one!! Hope you win!
karenbchris
 
karenbchris October 24, 2016
poignant capture...so glad you posted this. it is a powerful image.
guidodiana
 
guidodiana October 24, 2016
Amazing picture! A killer photoshop which deserves awards!
jgalarza70 PRO+
 
jgalarza70 October 29, 2016
nice edit and concept.
abrafloris
 
abrafloris November 03, 2016
I love it! All stars for this picture.
Arbustus PRO+
 
Arbustus November 13, 2016
nice idea, cool work!
Merbert
 
Merbert November 14, 2016
This is outstanding work!!
I lift my hat!!!
Well done and thanks for sharing.
Norbert
mgenkova
 
mgenkova November 20, 2016
Amazing!
michellestone
 
michellestone November 22, 2016
Stunning picture. I love how you thought the whole process. I hope one day to capture an image like this. keep up the great work.
Jake042901
 
Jake042901 December 07, 2016
FAkkkeeee
DaZiPhotography
 
DaZiPhotography December 09, 2016
An utterly fantastic image! Bravo! #slowclap
adavies PRO
 
adavies January 01, 2017
This is fantastic! Really well done! :)
Vinnie01
 
Vinnie01 February 07, 2017
Wow. Good job! :D I really like it!
MERCEDESS PRO
 
MERCEDESS February 12, 2017
SUPERB::SHOT::::AND VERY TOUCHING!!
MERCEDESS PRO
 
MERCEDESS February 12, 2017
SUPERB::SHOT::::AND VERY TOUCHING!!
bathsalt
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
edj41 PRO+
 
edj41 February 25, 2017
Beautiful capture, and unfortunately the future for them and us!
ToveM
 
ToveM March 09, 2017
This is one of the best photos I have ever seen. Stunning!
cristianstef
 
cristianstef March 10, 2017
Fantabulous edition
vmolet
 
vmolet April 21, 2017
????????????
adamreid
 
adamreid April 26, 2017
I feel in absolute love with this image. Hell, if I had the money right now, I would buy a large print to hang up in my new room. The reflection is beautifully edited and the photo is just amazing overall. Very well done!
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose April 27, 2017
Stunning, outstanding! Bravo!
sallybryancullen PRO
 
sallybryancullen May 23, 2017
Outstanding!
richardalliers PRO
 
richardalliers June 01, 2017
Great creativity
FionaWorwood
 
FionaWorwood June 10, 2017
This is goosebump stuff! Incredible!
criflowerslife
 
criflowerslife June 29, 2017
Very nice effect!
lindathomasBAhons Premium
 
lindathomasBAhons July 12, 2017
wow, wish I had those skills
mttomimages
 
mttomimages May 19, 2018
Wow! This is stunning!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 27, 2018
Stunning
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 27, 2018
Awesome
jettahlily008 PRO+
 
jettahlily008 January 02, 2019
Great capture & composition!!! :)
Beautiful-Breeze PRO+
 
Beautiful-Breeze January 23, 2019
WONDERFUL!
Kellyqc
 
Kellyqc January 23, 2019
wow what a great picture
Thesaltyselkie
 
Thesaltyselkie February 26, 2019
Wow! The reflection is an amazing idea!
mleskiw.wildlife_EC5E PRO+
 
This is exceptional and superb! Wow!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken close to Negribreen, Svalbard Archipelago.
Time
Woke up early this day to go for a trip far away from Longyearbyen. Heard a rumour about a Polarbear with a cub. This shoot's were made between 3-4pm were i saw the cub on an iceberg and the mom on a different iceberg behind hunting for selskapet.
Lighting
I wanted this image to be an explanation about the tough nature and the global warming. This polarbear had 3 cubs. One of them got killer by a male polarbear and the second one did because of starvation. So my idea in this photo was to make a reflection of the cub as a grown up, meaning the future starts today and to be strong and learn from your mom!
Equipment
The camera used is the Canon 5ds where the cub is take with the Canon 16-35mm from a boat. The reflection (mom) is taken with canon 800mm on a manfrotto tripod.
Inspiration
I've always been inspired by polar bears and general wildlife. Theres alot of good photographers out there so this time i got inspirer by global warming and after some thinking i got this idea. I managed to complete the photo within 2 weeks later.
Editing
This photo contain 2 images where i cut in the reflection (mom) in photoshop. Blurred the background quite hard to maintain the focus on the polar bear. Other than that i did some small adjustments in camera raw.
In my camera bag
Standard setup for my camera bag is: Canon 5ds, canon 16-35mm, canon 70-200mm, hour adjustable nd filter, remote control, extra batteries and memory cards.
Feedback
As a photographer located in the Arctic its very important to plan ahead. Know youre camera and youre equipment. When temperatures drop to -30 celsius you simply dont have time to fool around. Youre fingers will freeze in seconds! Dress warm, be prepared and look for depth of Field.

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