3rd Place - Honor of Distinction
Bears show an amazing character and each one has its own personality. In this image of the wet standing bear, with its backlight and black & white processing, you can really see the 'human' side of the bear. I wish to make people aware and in love with the bears and the wildlife I photograph, and then we might be able to raise awareness for their survival.
Biography: My greatest life passions, nature and photography, take me into the wild. As an adventurous wildlife photographer, I travel in extreme conditions to the remotest places on earth, capturing images of rarely viewed animals in their natural habitats. In my photography, I focus on the fascinating emotions, behavior and interactions in the animal kingdom. My lifelong mission is to take pictures that were never taken before, through which I will be able to raise awareness on some of the world's most pressing environmental issues.