Comments on: Exclusive photos: Polar bear turns cannibal http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/08/exclusive-photos-polar-bear-turns-cannibal/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Fitnwell http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/08/exclusive-photos-polar-bear-turns-cannibal/comment-page-1/#comment-348348 Sun, 08 Apr 2012 23:50:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=15010#comment-348348 Some more pleasant views of polar bears:) :
http://www.harveywildlifephotography.ca/ #/north-american-bears/polar-bear-moms-a nd-cubs-2010-2011/polar-bear-family-port rait

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By: Anaspides http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/08/exclusive-photos-polar-bear-turns-cannibal/comment-page-1/#comment-345186 Sat, 10 Apr 2010 06:45:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=15010#comment-345186 I am the photographer who took these images.

I wanted to try and document photographically how changing environmental conditions is affecting local wildlife.

It is true that polar bears can and do kill cubs, however, this activity is not frequent. Polar bear scientists have indicated that cases of infanticide are becoming more frequent as sea ice generation is delayed.

The photographs are not meant to indicate or suggest global warming (natural or human-induced) in anyway. Sea ice generation or lack of can be caused by a variety of environmental stimuli. I am not a glaciologist so can not comment on this subject.

The photographs document animal behavior and how animals are altering their behavior to climate-induced conditions. According to polar bear scientists, infanticide is increasing from past years.

It was just coincidence that I discovered the the climate change summit was being held at this time.

I trust this clears up any concerns.

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By: Reace http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/08/exclusive-photos-polar-bear-turns-cannibal/comment-page-1/#comment-342752 Fri, 01 Jan 2010 18:41:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=15010#comment-342752 Polar bears have been observed cannibalizing each other since at least 1977.

http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/arctic/Arct ic52-3-307.pdf

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By: JJ999 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/08/exclusive-photos-polar-bear-turns-cannibal/comment-page-1/#comment-341630 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 20:24:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=15010#comment-341630 This link has a few more pictures and a pretty clear statement of the photographer’s intentions:
http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2009/12/0 9/close-quarters-with-a-cannibal/#commen t-341628

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By: Terribilissimo http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/08/exclusive-photos-polar-bear-turns-cannibal/comment-page-1/#comment-341607 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 13:13:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=15010#comment-341607 Oh yeah, Reuters’ failure to post a correction to their MISINFORMATION makes them fall to the level of a tabloid. You guys are *NOT* helping anything!

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By: Terribilissimo http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/08/exclusive-photos-polar-bear-turns-cannibal/comment-page-1/#comment-341606 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 13:11:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=15010#comment-341606 stockwizard, your link http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnic k/2009/06/28/polar-bear-testimony-suppre ssed-due-inconvenient-truths did not show any data about, and it does not have the sense of authoritative research rather than more propaganda. Moreover, THAT article didn’t cite ANY data, or link to any authoritative sources (by which I mean peer-reviewed journals or scientific societies).

People everywhere carrying signs
Mostly saying “hooray for our side”

This Reuters piece is a travesty; that horse is dead and buried, no need to whip it further.

deaddrift posted a link http://pbsg.npolar.no/en/status/status-t able.html to real data. True, it only ran to 2005. The excellent point is made by these data that many polar bear enclaves need to be measured – one group might increase while another decreases.

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By: johnkilmy http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/08/exclusive-photos-polar-bear-turns-cannibal/comment-page-1/#comment-341552 Wed, 09 Dec 2009 22:23:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=15010#comment-341552 Ouch that looks like it could hurt maybe a lil bit! LOL!
LB
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By: vvtempo http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/08/exclusive-photos-polar-bear-turns-cannibal/comment-page-1/#comment-341548 Wed, 09 Dec 2009 18:29:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=15010#comment-341548 Wow, that is downright scary dude! Can you imagine!

RT
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By: ihillway http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/08/exclusive-photos-polar-bear-turns-cannibal/comment-page-1/#comment-341508 Wed, 09 Dec 2009 00:38:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=15010#comment-341508 To the person that said that melting ice would result in more food for the bears. The ice that is melting is over the open ocean. Melting ice will not result in a tundra habitat that will provide caribou for bears to eat. Polar bears rely on seals that bear young in air pockets in this ice. If it melts, there is nothing left for them. During the summer months when the ice recedes, the bears basically wait hungrily and live off of their fat, waiting for the ice to freeze over so they can hunt seals again. Please watch a documentary or read up on this stuff before making any claims!

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By: stockwizard http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/08/exclusive-photos-polar-bear-turns-cannibal/comment-page-1/#comment-341500 Tue, 08 Dec 2009 22:16:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=15010#comment-341500 Really, deadbrain??

Dr Mitchell Taylor has been researching the status and management of polar bears in Canada and around the Arctic Circle for 30 years, as both an academic and a government employee. More than once since 2006 he has made headlines by insisting that polar bear numbers, far from decreasing, are much higher than they were 30 years ago. Of the 19 different bear populations, almost all are increasing or at optimum levels, only two have for local reasons modestly declined.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnic k/2009/06/28/polar-bear-testimony-suppre ssed-due-inconvenient-truths

I know, stop posting facts that you do not agree with. Sorry…i know, 2+2 does equal 5…yes, keep saying it to yourself!!!

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