The Special Limited Fine Art Photography Print White Hunter with an edition of only 25
White Hunter is my favorite Wildlife Fine Art Print of 2019
After years cruising in sail boats and ships around Svalbard a dream came true in June 2019. We followed a swimming polar bear for miles keeping a good distance not to disturb him. We wondered where he was going. Finally our captain looking through his binoculars discovered the bear’s destination: a bearded seal resting on a small piece of ice. The captain maneuvered the boat in front of the seal far enough away so it was not disturbed by our presence. We saw the polar bear diving under the ice and a few seconds later he jumped out of the water right in front of the seal. Not a second too late the bearded seal slid across the ice into the safe ocean. This was for me an experience of a lifetime as a nature photographer and the absolute favorite wildlife image I have taken during my career.
Polar bears are highly threatened due to global warming. They need ice to hunt seals, their main diet. Over the past decade the winters have become warmer in the Arctic and the ice cover shorter. The polar bears are considered vulnerable and the population is decreasing.
The White Hunter fine art print has a limited edition of only 25. Most other fine art photographers have a much higher limited edition number. The lower the number the higher is the value of the print. Please also browse through my other limited editions Limited Fine Art Prints (edition of 100) and Exclusive Art Collector Prints (edition of ONLY 5)