Disappearing Bear

PhotographerDan Welldon
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The fragile habitat of the Polar Bear is fast disappearing as the sea ice that is a critical component of Arctic marine ecosystems is projected to disappear in the summer within a generation. Besides the massive impact for the Arctic ecosystems and incredible array of animals in the Arctic, this impact of Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level. Governments around the world have to be held accountable and action needs to be taken immediately to avoid catastrophic consequences across the globe.