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20 days ago (2019-11-21 07:04:44)

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This is the story of a lone polar bear. We met this polar bear on the second day of our photography expedition to Greenland. Needless to say, we were all very excited: there is always hope on a trip like this, but one would be foolish to live in expectation of such a thing. In any case, we found ourselves snapping away, and I making sure people were well positioned to get the shot they came out there to get. We were on board the vessel and the bear was on a small island with no ice around (it is worth mentioning that it is normal for the area for the area we were in to have no ice in summer). We noticed the bear sniffing (us) a lot as well as getting up, walking a few paces and then slumping down on the ground again: very different form the fat, happy bears we had seen the year before. Something did not seem quite right.
After all was said and done, the captain explained to us that although the bear was not in very serious trouble, that he was thin and weak. Instantly, everything made sense, and what we had seen was a bear that has struggled to find food for short time, and was suffering as a result. Our incredible experience had ended on a somber and sobering note: that this should increasingly be the fate of the Polar Bear is a monumental tragedy. All this being said, I will never lose hope that we can do better. Why? Because saving something is better than saving nothing. #climatechange #greenland #silentarctic #polarbear

  • the a we and to bear on was that is in this of were as for very all polar had better area said something seen it ice no saving get well i not us there be our hope greenland everything thin weak instantly foolish made sense he has struggled find what serious trouble although explained captain done met after right quite seem second did day before food time short will silentarctic climatechange nothing than story because why lone do can lose never being suffering tragedy monumental fate increasingly should note sobering somber ended experience incredible result year bears photography people small trip vessel board out came they shot like positioned but sure with making one would away snapping ourselves found case any thing such expectation island always live up happy fat form different again ground down slumping then paces few walking getting around expedition lot sniffing noticed summer have needless say normal excited mentioning worth polarbear
  • the a we and to bear on was that is in this of were as for very all polar had better area said something seen it ice no saving get well i not us there be our hope greenland everything thin weak instantly foolish made sense he has struggled find what serious trouble although explained captain done met after right quite seem second did day before food time short will silentarctic climatechange nothing than story because why lone do can lose never being suffering tragedy monumental fate increasingly should note sobering somber ended experience incredible result year bears photography people small trip vessel board out came they shot like positioned but sure with making one would away snapping ourselves found case any thing such expectation island always live up happy fat form different again ground down slumping then paces few walking getting around expedition lot sniffing noticed summer have needless say normal excited mentioning worth polarbear
  • the a we and to bear on was that is in this of were as for very all polar had better area said something seen it ice no saving get well i not us there be our hope greenland everything thin weak instantly foolish made sense he has struggled find what serious trouble although explained captain done met after right quite seem second did day before food time short will silentarctic climatechange nothing than story because why lone do can lose never being suffering tragedy monumental fate increasingly should note sobering somber ended experience incredible result year bears photography people small trip vessel board out came they shot like positioned but sure with making one would away snapping ourselves found case any thing such expectation island always live up happy fat form different again ground down slumping then paces few walking getting around expedition lot sniffing noticed summer have needless say normal excited mentioning worth polarbear
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the a we and to bear on was that is in this of were as for very all polar had better area said something seen it ice no saving get well i not us there be our hope greenland everything thin weak instantly foolish made sense he has struggled find what serious trouble although explained captain done met after right quite seem second did day before food time short will silentarctic climatechange nothing than story because why lone do can lose never being suffering tragedy monumental fate increasingly should note sobering somber ended experience incredible result year bears photography people small trip vessel board out came they shot like positioned but sure with making one would away snapping ourselves found case any thing such expectation island always live up happy fat form different again ground down slumping then paces few walking getting around expedition lot sniffing noticed summer have needless say normal excited mentioning worth polarbear


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camilamtv Profile
@camilamtv posted 20 days ago

My heart is on ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ”ฅ

roguetarsier Profile
@roguetarsier posted 20 days ago

:(

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@510_kaz40 posted 20 days ago

๐Ÿ˜

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@fani_klg posted 20 days ago

It's so sad... So sad

localicelander Profile
@localicelander posted 20 days ago

Poor polar bear ๐Ÿ˜” I agree better to save something than nothing ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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@giuliogroebert posted 20 days ago

Beautiful mab

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@lunaslupsk posted 20 days ago

๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ So sad. ๐Ÿ’”

kasiaimy Profile
@kasiaimy posted 19 days ago

๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ˜ฅ

hoelahoep Profile
@hoelahoep posted 19 days ago

You can definitely tell he or she isnโ€™t well. Breaks my heart ๐Ÿ˜ž

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@jorge_csardinha posted 19 days ago

Yeah man the bear doesnโ€™t seem to be in โ€œnormal shapeโ€. Btw fantastic series mate ๐Ÿ‘

aggi700 Profile
@aggi700 posted 19 days ago

Those creatures are so magnificent

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@wanderessphotography posted 19 days ago

Thatโ€™s an extremely skinny bear!! ๐Ÿ’”

gudmundurgunnl Profile
@gudmundurgunnl posted 18 days ago

Thanks for your amazing photos Joseph; you are a true master in photography. This photo is a true wake up call ab global warming; this animal is obviously close to starvation; so horribly skinny; as a walking skeleton inside the white fur. Ice gone and seals away with it. I guess you guys were the only โ€œfoodโ€ he had seen in weeks๐Ÿ˜ฐ

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@happyday_culinaryvacations posted 17 days ago

โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท

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@angelic.miya posted 16 days ago

๐Ÿ’”

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@jcrivbran posted 16 days ago

Can you check my last post pls ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น

monalent Profile
@monalent posted 15 days ago

Heartbreaking view๐Ÿ’”

bexdsw80 Profile
@bexdsw80 posted 15 days ago

Why didnโ€™t you feed him/her ๐Ÿ˜ญ

dr_mantis_toboggn Profile
@dr_mantis_toboggn posted 14 days ago

Wait! Can't someone go back and feed it or rescue it??

sean_ensch_images Profile
@sean_ensch_images posted 11 days ago

Poor guy

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@thefalconguy posted 10 days ago

It makes my heart ache..what a pity!

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@babamart87 posted 9 days ago

Hello

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@mimabazzi posted 7 days ago

so saaaaad ๐Ÿ˜ข

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@larisapakhomova981 posted 6 days ago

if u could check out some of my content, i\'d be very grateful

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