Winner 2013, Animals in their Environment
Paul was careful to approach her very slowly, waiting for her to come to him. The bear’s inquisitive nature is clear as she watches him from beneath the waves, lit by the midnight Sun.
Sadly, the pinkish hue of the sky is not the result of a setting Sun but rather smoke from forest fires raging further south, threatening the survival of this young bear.
Predatory Steps – Eirik Grønningsæter
The curiosity of these magnificent creatures was also the focus of Norwegian photographer Eirik Grønningsæter, who captured this unique portrait. Eirik set his camera up on the snow, confident that the curiosity of the bear would lead to some great images.