No Snow, No Ice: Alaska Polar Bears Photo Series By Patty Waymire

A solitary bear sits on the edge of one of the Barter Islands. There is no snow, when at this time of year, there should be. In speaking with the locals in Kaktovic, they’ve noted that it’s been an unseasonably warm winter, and that the ice will be late in forming this year. This will have an impact on the local polar bear population, when it comes time to hunt seals for their food in the winter months… This photo has been selected by National Geographic to be a part of the photo exhibit in November at the Climate Change Summit in Marrakesh Morocco.

All photos: Polar Bears of High Arctic Alaska – Kaktovik, Barter Islands, Beaufort Sea – Sept/Oct 2016 – Copyright Patty Waymire

No Snow, No Ice: Alaska Polar Bears photo series by Patty Waymire
This photo was selected by National Geographic to be a part of the photo exhibit in November at the Climate Change Summit in Marrakesh Morocco and was given an honorable mention in the National Geographic Nature Photographer of 2016 competition.

No Snow, No Ice: Alaska Polar Bears photo series by Patty Waymire

No Snow, No Ice: Alaska Polar Bears photo series by Patty Waymire

No Snow, No Ice: Alaska Polar Bears photo series by Patty Waymire

No Snow, No Ice: Alaska Polar Bears photo series by Patty Waymire

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