This amazing photo was taken by Vancouver photographer Martin Gregus in preparation for his portfolio submission to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Gregus won the “rising star” portion of the competition for young photographers aged 18-26; he spent an entire summer using a drone to photograph the bears from a distance so that he wouldn’t interfere with them. Given how endangered and precious the polar bears are, his non-intrusive photos are very important.
I took a long walk today along one of the shores of Great Slave Lake. There was a very fresh breeze blowing and it was a comfortable temperature, but I could see the autumn weather on the lake’s horizon.
And there was something very fall-like in the air; the smell of the wind, the changes in the foliage, the angle of the sun.
When I came across a couple of very fresh black bear footprints, I decided to walk efficiently back to my truck – I didn’t stop to take a photo of them.
Autumn is coming, but if the bears are still about we may have a while to go yet.
An alarming post from Wayne at Tofino Photography. The bears around his area of Vancouver Island aren’t getting enough to eat and as a result are not giving birth to any cubs. Please stop by his blog to read about his concerns.