Kyle McBurnie, California Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) in a kelp forest at Cortes Bank off San Diego, California winner, Underwater Photography Contest by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Film crew in tears over footage of starving polar bear
A group of filmmakers have shared images of the gut-wrenching moment they stumbled across a starving polar bear clinging to life in the wild as it scavenged for food. Photographer Paul Nicklen and filmmakers from Sea Legacy spotted the bear on the Canadian Baffin Islands this summer. The group captured disturbing images of the emaciated bear, with its white hair hanging off its bony frame, dragging its back legs behind it.