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    I was in expedition exploring Franz Josef Land archipelago. There was a polar station where people brought dogs as guards against polar bears. The summer is difficult time for bears. In recent years warming in Arctic resulted in loss of sea ice which is critically important for bears as they can hunt only from ice. The bears which stay on the islands doomed to meager ration and go to human settlements. Global warming changes behavior of animals which can lead to conflict between people and bears
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 9
    Lighting 4
    Creativity 4
    Story 11

    A surprising photo that shows how the impact of our changing climate has some unexpected outcomes. The polar bear is outnumbered, but also appears not much bigger than the dogs.

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Former Director, Your Shot
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    Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2016
    Copyright: © Vladimir Melnik
    Categories: Animals, Adventure, Nature
    Assignments: Opposites, Close Encounters, Climate Change: In Focus