In reference to the polar bear that passed away after Paul Nicklen’s documentation, it reminds us that we clearly can’t save or help everyone, animal or human, out there.
The way we see it, as photojournalists it is extremely difficult to accept such harsh situations and document them; not for any personal benefit, but to show the world -or to whoever is interested enough in those important matters - what has been and continues to be going on.
Climate change and global warming is not a hoax; it has been happening and will continue at an exponential rate unless we, as humanity, collectively take action. So many people are shocked with Paul’s footage and are accusing him or others for not taking an action to rescue the bear. Truth is, you’re missing the point of the documentary. The purpose wasn’t this one incident with this one bear, but to provide awareness of the myriad other terrible situations that have yet to come - all from personal ignorance and selfish decisions managing our presence on the earth.
Stop blaming people who are actually trying to make a difference, and think about the bigger picture of what’s at stake here.
We would personally like to thank @paulnicklen and his team for their continuing fight. The difficulty of photographing and documenting animals in such devastation is heart wrenching to endure, but it is imperative that this message be spoken. .
- Lee & Christina