Contest Winner: Elissa Title
Photo Title: Polar Bear in Black and White
Photo Description: This 3 year old female polar bear was isolated on a small strip of land, likely waiting for the pack ice to return. Still new to being on her own as she would have just recently left mom, she seemed to be playing it safe by staying on the island instead of swimming in search of food. Luckily, there were bird cliffs she could fall back on in the meantime. I photographed her from the zodiac, against this stunning gloomy sky. I’ve traveled extensively, but this was top 2 of my animal sightings.
Editor’s Feedback: Elissa’s image portrayed perfect use of the black and white medium, while also boasting a very powerful composition. It was very hard to choose from the great entries we received, but this image stuck out.
Prize: Elissa won $25 for her winning image!
Follow: You can find more of Elissa’s work on Instagram.