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Polar bear
Photographer: Dawn Wilson
Location: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Story: 
This my first trip to the far north to photograph polar bears. They were amazing, curious animals who seemed to enjoy watching us as much as we enjoyed watching them. During the fall, they hang out on the shores of the Arctic Ocean waiting for the water to freeze so they head onto the ice to hunt seals. The time makes for an amazing opportunity to witness these beautiful animals.
Digital Alterations: 
Adjustments to spot removal, cropping, shadows and highlights, noise reduction, sharpening and contrast.
Camera Information: Nikon D800, Nikon 70-300mm lens
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