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    These polar bear remains have been discovered at one of the islands of Northern Svalbard. Unfortunately we do not know definitely whether the bear died from starving or aging, but more likely if we see the good teeth status - from starving . They say nowadays such remains to be founded very often - global warming and ice situation influence the polar bear population a lot. Svalbard, Norway, august 2014 Svalbard, Norway, august 2014
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 12
    Lighting 5
    Creativity 5
    Story 12

    An epic photo showing the circle of life and death. The polar bear remains look as if they are being absorbed back into the earth. The bear’s skeleton mirrors the outline of the mountains in the background. The color on its face is similar to the color of the vegetation on the ground. Everything interconnected and dependent on the other.

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Former Director, Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Aug 10, 2014
    Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2014
    Location: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Focal Length: 16 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
    Aperture: f/14
    ISO: 250
    Copyright: © Vadim Balakin
    Categories: Culture, Animals, Nature
    Assignments: Climate Change: In Focus, Sense of Place
    Contests: 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year