Lunes 27 de agosto de 2018
Los dos pequeños están aferrados a su madre.
Un fotógrafo de Nat Geo llamado Florian Schulz pasa sus días tomando fotografías de animales. En su repertorio tiene una gran cantidad de magníficas fotos a osos polares, pero quizá una de las mejores fotografías fue esta, la de la osa polar amamantando a sus 2 bebés.
Con sus fotos, y las de otros fotógrafos de Nat Geo, busca concientizar sobre el cambio climático y lo mal que le hace a los osos polares que el hielo se derrita. Cuando el invierno se va, y el verano empieza a acercarse, la situación se torna mucho más difícil para estos animales.
Sin embargo, de vez en cuando, estos animales dejan de lado el miedo para disfrutar. Y esa foto fue tomada en ese preciso instante: en el momento en que una mamá oso le da de amamantar a sus 2 bebés.
Mira la increíble fotografía:
Photograph by @florianschulzvisuals // Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to witness polar bear life at such close range when I set out to shoot the images that were published in my @natgeo story on polar bears. I looked at some of my notes I took when we followed this mother bear: “Over the course of the week, our polar bear mother (as we came to think of her) sometimes walked within twenty feet of the boat and simply lay down on the ice floe and fell asleep. But she did not stop there. After resting for a while, she sat up, took a look around, and invited the cubs to nurse. She fell into a kind of trancelike state, letting her head slowly sink down in exhaustion as her cubs drank. I can still clearly hear the suckling sounds in my mind and even noticed a purring from the cubs. It was an unforgettable sight: mother and cubs, nestled together on the ice in the warm late-evening light, with drifting sea ice leading to the horizon where it meets the edge of the Austfonna ice cap in Svalbard.” In late August polar bears are hanging on to the last of the drifting sea ice. To successfully raise her cubs, this mother needs the sea ice platform to hunt for seals. I was in awe. This bear completely trusted us. After taking the first pictures of this scene, I remember how I quickly rushed to the bow of the boat. I was not happy with the earlier framing of the image. I needed to photograph her straight from the front, to get the right symmetry in the composition to express this zen-like moment of this mother and her cubs at peace. Please follow me @florianschulzvisuals to see more images from the wild corners of this planet and hear about my experiences behind the lens. #polarbears #cubs #nursing #mothers #motherhood #arctic #climatechange #wildlifephotography #zen #babies #tranquility #bears #newlife #breastfeeding
Photo @ladzinski / A #polarBear cub nipping at mom’s ankles playfully on the sea ice in north west #Spitsbergen, #Svalbard. It’s impossible to experience moments like this and not be moved by the power and beauty of nature. It’s not an easy life being at the top of the food chain, most sow’s have 2 cubs meaning that it’s likely that this mother here may have already lost one. Hunting is hard, especially in the summer as we continue to loose more and more ice each year due to climate change. To see more photos of this beautiful part of the planet please visit @ladzinski
Photo by @ladzinski / A polar bear cub playfully enjoying a piece of ice on the #Svalbard archipelago. For mom, it’s not an easy life being at the top of the food chain with a cub. Most sow’s have 2 cubs meaning that it’s likely that this mother here may have already lost one. Hunting is hard, especially in the summer as we continue to loose more and more ice each year due to climate change. To see more photos of this beautiful part of the planet please visit @ladzinski
Photograph by @florianschulzvisuals // When I shot the images for my @natgeo story on polar bears, I spent quite a bit of time out on boats in the Arctic ocean. I was hours up in the crows nest scanning the horizon for little cream-colored specs on the remaining ice. Bears try to hang on to the ice where they can hunt seals as long as they can before they head to land where there is almost no food for them. In the recent years, we have seen a dramatic sea ice loss that has left polar bears without their hunting platform. This image symbolically shows the fate of the polar bear. This mother and cub are clinging on to this tiny ice floe surrounded by freezing water. Polar bears are excellent swimmers but the longer the distances get, the more energy the animals lose and young cubs often don't survive the long swims. The longest recorded traverse of a female polar bear lasted 9 days and covered 687 km (426 miles). Her cub died during this swim and she lost 22% of her body weight. We should all care! Temperatures in the Arctic are rising at twice the speed but the effects of climate change can be felt everywhere. Record-breaking heat, stronger hurricanes, more severe droughts, floods and devastating wildfires. Climate change is real and we need to finally address it in major ways. Please follow me @florianschulzvisuals as I document the remaining wilderness areas and its wildlife on our planet. #polarbears #climatechange #globalwarming #arctic