Young Nanuq, Polar Light // Fine Art Print
Regular price $125.00
A young polar bear follows the scent of a recently butchered bowhead whale on the Alaskan sea ice. Traditional Iñupiaq whale hunts provide a source of food for the bears, particularly in the the fall when they are on the verge of starvation caused by reduced pack ice in the summer months. Many Iñupiat prefer to let the bears feed provided they maintain a safe distance from people. On this day, I was up early in the morning helping my Iñupiat friends out on the ice when the sun broke through a low marine layer of clouds, giving us the most beautiful light I have ever seen. This young nanuq appeared moments later, following the scent of the whale, and I was able to scoot in close enough to get some good photographs of a magical moment of humans and wildlife living together in harmony.
All our prints are carefully profiled for fantastically accurate and consistent reproductions using giclée printing techniques.
- This print is offered in a limited edition of 35.
- Fine art print (200gsm) A museum-quality fine art print paper with a textured, matte finish, printed with archival inks.
- Printed with archival pigment inks