Paul Nicklen

My entire @Sea_Legacy team was pushing through their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear. It’s a soul-crushing scene that still haunts me, but I know we need to share both the beautiful and the heartbreaking if we are going to break down the walls of apathy. This is what starvation looks like. The muscles atrophy. No energy. It’s a slow, painful death. When scientists say polar bears will be extinct in the next 100 years, I think of the global population of 25,000 bears dying in this manner. There is no band aid solution. There was no saving this individual bear. People think that we can put platforms in the ocean or we can feed the odd starving bear. The simple truth is this—if the Earth continues to warm, we will lose bears and entire polar ecosystems. This large male bear was not old, and he certainly died within hours or days of this moment. But there are solutions. We must reduce our carbon footprint, eat the right food, stop cutting down our forests, and begin putting the Earth—our home—first. Please join us at @sea_legacy as we search for and implement solutions for the oceans and the animals that rely on them—including us humans. Thank you your support in keeping my @sea_legacy team in the field. With @CristinaMittermeier #turningthetide with @Sea_Legacy #bethechange #nature #naturelovers This video is exclusively managed by Caters News. To license or use in a commercial player please contact or call +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615”

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2018.02.12. 20:56 And you were eating Bon bons on your couch while he was out there documenting it.


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2018.02.12. 22:48
@beardsley_canada But it's possible for those of us who ARE in 'first world countries' ☺ And the non first world people are probably contributing the LEAST to the causes which are affecting the above creatures (plus those who are too poor to afford meat usually eat vegetarian/vegan, it's just not by freedom of choice) It's those of us who use mass produced factory farmed animal products who can reduce our consumption ☺


2018.02.12. 22:50
@e.roka From everything I've read and watched it's the biggest thing we as individuals can do to help reduce the pain of these poor creatures. You can definitely help! Maybe something to think about ☺


2018.02.13. 01:46
Chama, sí!!! Yo sigo a este tipo, y en posts como éste sólo leo la descripción, no soy capaz de ver esos videos!!! 😩😭😭😭😓💔 @vanccs


2018.02.13. 06:07
@dapper_casper 😭


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2018.02.13. 22:21
@ilincadan plangi


2018.02.13. 22:22
@pandasooon nu-i amuzant


2018.02.13. 22:22
E chiar trist


2018.02.14. 01:51
This will haunt my dreams and made me cry. I can't even imagine being the photographers taking this film and seeing this in real time and not being able to do a darn thing about it. How extremely sad. :'(


2018.02.14. 07:55
@ilincadan 🙁😣😔😞🙁☹️😔


2018.02.14. 11:25
Pictures like these still genuinely traumatise me @garvey_94


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2018.02.15. 21:39
Oh mon dieu mila je vais pleurer @milamrvk


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2018.02.17. 08:49
Stop it. @kid_kushhh


2018.02.17. 15:34
This hits the deepest part of my heart I wouldn't wish this fate on my worst enemy somethings gotta change


2018.02.17. 16:06
All you hateful people leaving such hateful messages need to understand your anger is misplaced, you need to turn to your senators, your governors, and your congressman. United States along with China leave the biggest carbon footprint than any other country, yet we still choose to pull out of the Paris Accord due our “smartest” President not believing in global warming. When a country like China gets on board along with North Korea you know we’re doing something wrong. Getting upset at these people for one video is missing the bigger picture of the actual crisis at hand. Instead of getting upset and accusing these people ( who risk their lives in some of these location ) of being assholes why not turn to yourself and ask what you are doing? I started by going cruelty free, everything used on my body is cruelty free. From there I started using reusable bags and looking for products that are not packaged in plastic. This was the hardest part and I’m still working on it, I stopped eating pork completely and rarely eat red meat and buy locally as much as possible when it comes to chicken and eggs. I even have some vegan dinners about 3 times a week. I also look at ingredients in products and don’t purchase anything with palm oil due to our rainforests. These are small measures, but everyone can do things like this it will make a great deal of difference.


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2018.02.17. 18:05
@euangta_ @teresarosyek @irenpd ini lo maksudnya😞😢


2018.02.17. 22:12
What have we done


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2018.02.17. 23:34
Kasiaaannn @imanuella_zita


2018.02.18. 02:24
This truly hurts my heart 😢


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2018.02.19. 02:02
😢😢😢😭😭😭😭watch this hurts so bad i love polar bear and watch this one dying this way


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2018.02.19. 07:45
Sooo sad 😭


2018.02.20. 08:28
Nguuuesakne @alifiahze


2018.02.20. 08:29
@alifiahze I'm replying your tag2an


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2018.02.20. 12:49
@thwalker93 😞😞 i will book a flight to Svalbard and save the polar bear


2018.02.20. 14:04
@lodebeaumont good, they need you 👩🏻‍💼



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