PhotographerMike Reyfman
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyM & M Art Studio, Inc
City/CountryWheeling, United States
Photo Date8/10/2014
Technical InfoNIKON D800 Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
Entry Description

We have found this mound of bones and fur, that one day was the King of the Arctic, on one of the islands of Northern Svalbard in August 2014. Most likely the bear died from starvation, as the teeth condition told us that we are looking at the remains of relatively young animal. That tells us a sad story of the global warming. As the pack ice shrinks every year, the food source of polar bear is vanishing, bringing this majestic animal to the brink of extinction.