Posts Tagged ‘Polar Bears’

2015 Hudson Bay Expedition

For weeks, I’ve been packing as if my life depends on it. Because, not to be a drama queen, it kind of does. How do you prepare for six weeks alone on a boat in the Canadian arctic? Most modern explorers take the travel light and move fast approach. I’m more of a kitchen sink […]


2014 Asferico Nature Photo Competition Grand Prize

Talking about pictures is often a funny thing. It’s easy to take a simple question and way overthink it. People sometimes ask me, how long did it take to get that shot? On the one hand, it’s pretty simple stuff. Something interesting happens and you push the damn button and hope for the best. The […]


2013 National Geographic Photo Contest Grand Prize

Grand Prize and Nature Winner Paul Souders, Seattle, Washington The Ice Bear Christmas came early this year, when a short email arrived announcing that my polar bear image won Grand Prize in the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest. I am looking forward to finally, after 30 long years of working as a professional photographer, visiting […]


Svalbard, Norway

A large male Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) swims along the coastline near Sallyhamna (Sally Bay) on an early summer day. Photographed at Sallyhamna on Spitsbergen Island July 8, 2011 with Canon 1D IV with 600mm f/4 lens at ISO 200 Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image