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    Dear future generation, I hope we will still be able to see the Arctic wildlife as we do now. It is threatened as the environement is changing. I was able to witness many scenes of wildlife and I can guarantee you this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Here the polar bear might be interpreted as holding back the sea ice melting. Incredible and unique shot 6 meters above a polar bear in Nunavut, Baffin area during wildlife reportage in Nunavut and Greenland during summer 2017.
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    I love the perspective in your frame, I feel the polar bear stretching to get to the other side without going into the water. I agree with Your Shot photographer April Nocifora, who commented, "This photo is beautiful and sad at the same time. The melting ice and the fact the polar bears have a harder time traveling looking for food. I too hope we'll be able to see the Arctic life as we do now..." Well done Florian.

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Taken: Aug 18, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2017
    Location: Arctic Bay, Nunavut, Canada
    Copyright: © Florian Ledoux
    Categories: Nature
    Assignments: My Best Photos of 2017, Chasing Moments
    Contests: 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year