PhotographerCsaba Tokolyi
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) deep in the tidal range of Hudson Bay, which by this time of year should be developing sea ice. These bears prey on seals who are only to be found by the breathing holes out on the ice, so they have to wait. Unfortunately, this wait is getting longer year after year...their odds are not good. Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, 2016.

About Photographer

I picked up photography as a hobby during school years, and remained a casual snapper for years. Then I started diving, and my life changed in many ways. My passion for nature photography started underwater. And after a few years, I started to follow the Darwinian path of evolution and ventured out of the water into the realm of land based nature photography...