Comments on: Exclusive photos: Polar bear turns cannibal What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 By: Fitnwell Sun, 08 Apr 2012 23:50:31 +0000 Some more pleasant views of polar bears:) : #/north-american-bears/polar-bear-moms-a nd-cubs-2010-2011/polar-bear-family-port rait

By: Anaspides Sat, 10 Apr 2010 06:45:41 +0000 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.

By: Reace Fri, 01 Jan 2010 18:41:08 +0000 Polar bears have been observed cannibalizing each other since at least 1977. ic52-3-307.pdf

By: JJ999 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 20:24:10 +0000 This link has a few more pictures and a pretty clear statement of the photographer’s intentions: 9/close-quarters-with-a-cannibal/#commen t-341628

By: Terribilissimo Fri, 11 Dec 2009 13:13:33 +0000 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!

By: Terribilissimo Fri, 11 Dec 2009 13:11:51 +0000 stockwizard, your link 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 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.

By: johnkilmy Wed, 09 Dec 2009 22:23:54 +0000 Ouch that looks like it could hurt maybe a lil bit! LOL!

By: vvtempo Wed, 09 Dec 2009 18:29:50 +0000 Wow, that is downright scary dude! Can you imagine!


By: ihillway Wed, 09 Dec 2009 00:38:21 +0000 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!

By: stockwizard Tue, 08 Dec 2009 22:16:36 +0000 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. 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!!!