The image reveals the polar bear’s habitat during the summer in Nunavut, displaying the animal resting on the pack pieces of ice. The pinnacle of my reportage expedition was undoubtedly my close encounters with these majestic yet gentle animals. For me, there is no better feeling than being close to those magnificent mammals, sharing a space with them. I will always remember that moment I saw my first polar bear, I cried during the three hours we stayed close to them. I discovered it swimming and by the time I left my binoculars to announce it to our captain, I was already crying.
inukAwarded Drone Photographer of the Year 2018 (Drone Award SIPA Festival) Grand Prize Drone Photography 2017 (Skypixel) 1er Prize Drone Video Animal 2018 1st Prize Arctic Landscape (Arctic Biodiversity Congres) 3rd Prize Arctic Wildlife (Arctic Biodiversity Congres) 3rd Prize Drone Nature 2017 (Dronestagram) 3rd Prize Wildlife The Nature Conservancy Story on National Geographic: www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/11/arctic-aerial-wildlife-pictures I believe in and aspire to, bring a new perspective of capturing wildlife we already know well from traditional photography. I believe these images allow us to observe and document their behaviors from a new angle and approach, revealing the animals in their entirety as well as in a wider habitat and landscape, in a way not before possible, a new way of learning about the white northern part of our planet. It is more than time to act and I want my photo to help conservation to create more Marine Conservation Area.