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Mark Needham
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University teacher, scientific researcher, and photographer focusing on natural resources, wildlife, and preservation
University teacher, scientific researcher, and photographer focusing on natural resources, wildlife, and preservation

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Title:  Sibling Rivalry
Location:  High Arctic, Beaufort Sea, Alaska
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These two wild polar bear cubs were photographed from a small boat among some barrier islands in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska.  I recently returned from two consecutive trips up there.  These two youngsters had just jumped out of the icy water and started wrestling right next to our boat, causing snow, ice, and water to explode off them when they clashed together. To avoid habituating the bears, we always made sure to back away before they got close to the boat. Wild, not baited, no compositional elements changed.

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Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 500mm f4 IS II USM
f6.3 | 1/1250 SS | ISO 2000
 
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#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
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#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +Krystina Isabella Brion, and +Andy Smith
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Maria B-R and +Anja Wessels
 #naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell
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Title:  Curious Cub
Location:  High Arctic, Beaufort Sea, Alaska
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This wild young polar bear cub was photographed from a small boat among some barrier islands in the Beaufort Sea in the high Arctic, Alaska.  I recently returned from two consecutive trips up there.  At the time, there were several different female bears up there with cubs, but this little youngster was by far the most curious and fascinated with the few boats.  To avoid habituating the bears, we always made sure to back away before the cubs got close to the boat.  Wild, not baited, no compositional elements changed.

Techs:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 500mm f4 IS II USM
f5.0 | 1/1600 SS | ISO 1600
 
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#wildlife
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#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +Krystina Isabella Brion, and +Andy Smith
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Maria B-R and +Anja Wessels
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#promotephotography by +Promote Photography curated by +Nikola Nikolski
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Title:  Touched By Gold
Location:  Lake Clark National Park, Alaska
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This wild female grizzly bear was photographed at Lake Clark National Park in Alaska in July this year.  This was taken at first light in the morning and the first rays of golden sunlight reflected in the tiny puddles of water along the sand flats on shore.  It was low tide and the bears were searching and digging for razor clams.  The glimmer of golden sun created just an amazing setting for an obvious silhouette opportunity.  Wild animal, not baited, no compositional elements changed.  This image was recently voted as “wildlife image of the week” on the professional photography forum BPN: http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/forumdisplay.php/29-Images-Of-The-Week

Techs:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 500mm f4 IS II USM
f8 | 1/4000 SS | ISO 200
 
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#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
 
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER

#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer

#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell

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Just returned from the high Arctic where I spent four amazing days photographing wild polar bears. We had more than 20 bears a day with many in snow, ice, and golden light; all at eye level. Bears sparring on their hind legs and cubs nursing were major highlights. Epic! I will start posting images soon.

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Title:  The King in Flight
Location:  Okavango Delta, Botswana
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This is a pied kingfisher, which is a small and common bird in Southern Africa. I had a blast photographing this speedy little guy hovering over a waterhole attempting to catch fish. I managed quite a few “keepers” from this shoot, but this is the only head-on wing spread that I was able to get, as most of the others are side profile of the bird. Wild, not baited. This image recently won first place in the birds category of an international photographic competition.

Techs:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 500mm f4 IS II USM
f4 | 1/2500 SS | ISO 320
 
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#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +Krystina Isabella Brion, and +Andy Smith
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Maria B-R and +Anja Wessels
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
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Proud to launch my photography website (http://bit.ly/1nXHxhg), and dedicated Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/1m8CGOS). #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotos
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