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Polar Bears in Peril?

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Polar Bear in Churchill, Manitoba

Blaine Harrington is one of the premier travel photographers in the world. He journeys all over the globe taking memorable images of people and places which end up in books and magazines. He has been honored extensively for his work which can be viewed on his website at This past October Blaine visited Churchill, Manitoba to photograph the polar bears. He returned with spectacular images but couldn’t get one of the major agencies which is a regular client interested in buying the photos. The reason, they told him, is because there wasn’t snow on the ground. Marketable polar bear photos must show the huge animals in a sea of white, not lounging around on kelp beds being lethargic. It wasn’t picture perfect because the snow and frigid temperatures came a couple of weeks late this past year. The hungry bears were… well chillin’… conserving their energy and waiting for cold weather so the ice would form and they could get busy hunting for seals. More evidence of global warming? Whatever your thoughts, science shows the ice is melting earlier and forming later. The bears have less time to hunt. Another day at the beach for the polar bears?

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Author: Vicky Collins

Vicky Collins is a freelance television producer and journalist based in Denver, Colorado with a diverse portfolio of projects that including network news, cable programming, Olympic sports, corporate and non-profit videos. She is also an accomplished writer and photographer who is particularly interested in world travel and issues of global poverty. Some of her most satisfying assignments have been covering disasters, working in the slums of developing countries and telling stories of people who show great courage in the face of adversity. She has been in all 50 states and on six continents and many of her television stories and photos are posted on her website at To contact Vicky Collins directly email or tweet @vickycollins.

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