Teetering on the Edge
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All around the world, wildlife is under pressure from human encroachment. In Alaska and Canada, bears, eagles, and other wildlife maintain a precarious existence in the face of climate change
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Details Over several years I travelled to a number of locations in Alaska and Canada to photograph indigenous wildlife. These included Churchill Manitoba to photograph polar bears, Haines Alaska to shoot bald eagles, and to Katmai National Park in Alaska to photograph the giant coastal brown bears of Halo Bay. Today, all of these species are being impacted to one degree or another by climate change or by human encroachment. In particular, polar bears that depend on the winter ice of the Hudson Bay are suffering from shorter frozen seasons, delaying their hunting seasons and limiting food supply. I think we can all agree that these magnificent creatures deserve our best efforts to mitigate the results of global warming and slow their loss of habitat.
Those interested in a behind the scenes look at my trip to Katmai can check out my blog entry The Coastal Brown Bears of Alaska.
Shooting Notes All images captured with Canon EOS film and digital cameras and EF lenses. Film-based images captured on Kodak Ektrachrome color slide film. Scans created using the Nikon LS-8000 ED film scanner.