Polar Bear Week
Our November issue celebrates Polar Bear Week (1-7 November) in a big way, starting with the glorious cover shot taken in Kaktovik, Alaska, by American wildlife photographers David and Shiela Glatz. We also share some of your captivating images of these arctic bears in our monthly Global Awareness feature, which are sure to melt even the iciest of hearts! Polar bears are the poster species for climate change and, as most of us now know, they face a bleak future unless decisive action is taken to protect them. The ‘Save our Sea Ice’ Campaign (SOS) is just one initiative that we can all get behind. Find out everything you need to know here.
If you’ve always wanted to photograph polar bears in the wild, then look no further than our Au Natural article from award-winning wildlife photographer, Andy Skillen, who tells us about the advantages of finding them on-foot and shares his experience on how best to equip yourself for this unique adventure.
Keeping with the wintery theme, we also delve into The Arctic - a book by Richard Sale and Per Michelsen. Read my review of the title that features the wildlife that live in the Arctic wilderness; the perfect guide to the species you can expect to encounter there.
For a change of subject, award-winning wildlife photographer, Joshua Galicki, discusses the ethics of bird photography in our Ferus Vita article.
As some wildlife organisations are slowly starting to return to normal, we have great pleasure in presenting the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital, a non-profit wildlife veterinary hospital and rehabilitation facility, in our Wildlife Conservation feature.
We also share some of our favourites from the winning entries that were recently announced for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards, which is now incredibly in its 56th year.
In contrast to last month’s issue, our low-key Photo Challenge highlights the astounding work of our readers and followers - incredible work by all who entered. Congratulations to this month’s winner, David DesRochers, from the United States.
Next month’s challenge is ‘Autumn Visions’. Think autumnal colours, leaves, dew and dappled light. The deadline for entries is November 23rd, 2020. To find out more and enter your photos click here - https://wildplanetphotomagazine.com/vision/autumn-visions/.