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Photographing a starving polar bear

One of the images that may become a turning point in the fight against climate change, is the recent footage of a starving polar bear, roaming across an iceless landscape. The story went viral and it got people talking about the impact of rising temperatures on the animal's habitat. Cristina Mittermeier is a Mexican photographer and marine biologist who was part of the team that captured those images. She explains the context of the situation and what was going through her mind at the time.

Image: Polar Bear
Credit: Cristina Mittermeier/Sea Legacy

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