Polar Bear in Flames. Global Warming / Climate Change?

The image is an allegory of the impact global warming / climate change is having on the polar bears at Churchill, the southernmost population. Less time with ice in Hudson Bay means less time for catching food and more time without food, leaving some bears and their cubs undernourished.

The photograph was taken as the polar bear shook off ice crystals which reflected the late red sun behind it to create the effect of flames

 

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Taken on November 21, 2011