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A bear in the sunset. (Then again, it's pretty much sunset all day long in summer, at 80° latitude). Svalbard, 2009.


Other polar bears from the same trip:


photography by Antoine Beyeler

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:iconmonty46:
Hi there!

I would definately like to try that kind of a trip! You're lucky! :)

To the shot:

I guess you used some fat zoom lens, cause being in a short distance with these guys is not really safe :D...

The composition is good enough, or I have to say that atleast it's not basic :). I know it's a pain to get a quality photo when youre running out of time, but in this case I would recommend comp. with bear much more on the right. But for sure it's very subjective :).

Colours are amazing in my opinion. The time right before sunset, is the time where colours are comming up, so it was a definately good choice to take it like that :).

I won't comment on the animal, cause it's kinda awesome, and I'm jelaous :D.

Good work out there!

Best regards,
Monty.
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Cherry-Cheese-Cake Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
An amazing piece of work! Do you mind if I use this image in a blog? I'll be sure to credit and link back to you :) 
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kapala01 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Everything about this picture is awesome.
I love the colours!
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heracho Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Excellent, thank you
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Great shot :3
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LaFuxe Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
beautiful!
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xo321letsjamox Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
This is an absolutely fantastic image! I was wondering if I could use it for a poster?
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Marianne95 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot!
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Have a fantastic day! :love:
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abey79 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thanks!
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so welcome :)
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lenslady Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am absolutely green with envy!! Would love to go on a trip like this. Am planning a trip to Churchill Manitoba in Canada to view the Polar Bears up there. Hope I can get amazing shots like these!!
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1pen Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Absolutely fantastic. Wow!
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous work...I a cold just looking at them...and thinking you are too close.
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sugartwins Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great photo's of Polar Bears.
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Darvia123 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jee, thats not depressing.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Please take a look at my Group: PhotoSeries
I will send you an Invite.
Thanx
Jenny
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oneblacksheep Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As Polar Bears are one of my favourite animals, I must say that I am insanely jealous right about now.
That looks like a good and healthy polar bear too.
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Jedi-Dame Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Happy holidays, abey79! Your work was featured in my recent winter-themed journal, which you can view here. :snowflake:
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abey79 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks a lot!
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Bildersammlerin Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Beautiful motive! The light, the colors, the focus and as a motive a wild bear in such landscape... great!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, amazing shot! It must have been incredible to visit a place like this.
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Elwing-Isiliel Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured ~ [link] :)
Have a nice day/evening. :hug:
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abey79 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Thanks :)
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minastir Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Photographer
Your incredible photo has been featured in my journal [link] ! :clap:
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incolor16 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, this is so beautiful :)
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xXwolfshadow Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
hmm.. looks like the polar bear from Seekers!
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sandor09 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Amazing work.
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Cabbibo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
this may be my new favorite picture
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abey79 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Thanks =)
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Cabbibo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
not a problem! thanks for posting amazing photography!
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Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome capture! Awesome scene! Just soo stunning! Love it!:clap: :wow:
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Phoebe-96 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, you are so lucky to meet such beautiful and hard-to-see creatures
lovely shot, the lighting especially is great :clap:
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abey79 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Thanks!
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JasonKaiser Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
featured - [link]
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abey79 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
awesome! thank!
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LemurianWanderer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is a beautiful photo!
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Squirrelflight-77 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Congratulations! This image has been chosen as today's Featured Deviation on the front page of :icondramatic-photography:
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abey79 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Excellent! Thanks a lots! =)
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:wave:This great work is featured in my new journal [link]

Hope you like it!
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abey79 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
excellent thanks!
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You are very welcome!:blowkiss:
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Muskeg Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010   Photographer
Wonderful work!
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abey79 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
thanks :)
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MSimpsonPhotos Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured your image here! [link] :hug:
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abey79 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
thanks a lot! :)
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AnaDeviant Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Have you been to the North Pole? This is a very beautiful shot, love the colours :love:
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abey79 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Svalbard is a good 10 (~1000 km) from the North Pole, but it does feel more north than home :)
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AnaDeviant Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
It looks like a Noth Pole region :lol: :)
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Wonderful work has been included in my Journal feature "50 works that Wowed me"! [link] :D
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abey79 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
thanks a lots! :)
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