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, takes 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, to which the viewer is entering. My lifelong mission is to take pictures that were never taken before, through which I’m able to raise awareness to some of the world's most pressing environmental issues.