Que hemos hecho? Como podemos dormir tranquilos con el daño que le hacemos al mundo? Que verguenza ser humano? La peor lacra del planeta. #Repost @natgeo
Photo by @PaulNicklen
// We did not want to get too close to him. I did not want him using his last ounce of energy in trying to avoid us. It took him a long time and a lot of effort to be able to stand up only to collapse again. We let him be. It was one of the hardest decisions I have faced in a long time. I want the images to be able to tell his story. I want to be able to tell the story of his species. He was once a huge male polar bear and now he is a bag of bones, reduced to skin hanging loosely off of his once massive frame. He will be dead soon and I want him to go in peace after living a life as a great polar nomad. We cannot prove that he is in this condition because of a lack of sea ice but is it a glimpse into the future as ice reaches its lowest extent in recorded history? I hear a lot of suggestions from people like “let’s take polar bears to Antarctica so they can eat penguins” or “let’s put out styrofoam platforms so they can be on the ocean”. These suggestions are irrational but it does mean that people do care. The only way polar bears can be saved is by reducing our global carbon footprint and finding renewable energy.
It breaks my heart, but the @Sea_Legacy
team is shifting into high gear to connect the world to our ailing ecosystems. #followus @PaulNicklen @Sea_Legacy @natgeopristineseas
to learn about our mission to create healthy and abundant oceans for us and our planet. #bear #polarbear #nature