Harp Seal

United States
We need to highlight the issue of climate change and using an image that involves ice and the obvious relationship a particular animal has with it, especially one that is so endearing, is a powerful statement.
Louisiana,
United States
This picture shows how climate change leads to decreasing ice and warmer oceans, therefore changes in weather activity. The recent hurricanes can be proof of that.
Colombia
because it is one of the most beautiful animals that nature could give, but is in danger of extinction and in a few years could be just a fond memory to see it in photographs.
India
Some of the seals have to jump into water because they dont have iceberg supporting them or they are about to be hunted. I feel greatly towards them and this image shows the survival instinct and these species being very curious of who is taking their picture.
California,
United States
Polar ice is one of the first and most dramatic places were the effects of climate change are seen. Melting ice and increasing acidification of the surrounding seas puts many marine mammals, and the planet as a whole, in extreme danger.
Hungary
I do hope so that public awareness will help these beautiful creatures not to vanish.
New Hampshire,
United States
Because Global warming Defenitly affects the thickness of Ice caps in the world.
Louisiana,
United States
The vulnerability of the ocean, reflected here in the floating chunks of ice, the pure white of the young harp seal's coat, and the innocent questioning in its eyes, reminds us of our obligation to this world.
District Of Columbia,
United States
With the recent news of melting arctic sea ice, and now the inability of the antarctic conservation coalition to protect the Ross Sea, it's hard to imagine a future where these polar animals will thrive.
Indiana,
United States
It is a dual representation of what we all must eventually come to terms with. We like the bear are suffering risk of loss of security and livelyhood due to climate change and how the world reacts or doesnt react to it. Some species have very real, frighteningly mortal issues now. Our population does not greatly feel this pressure yet but will soon. The question is; can we help them and ourselves before we become what we see in the picture?
Canada
Climate change is perhaps the greatest threat to the world's oceans, if not the planet, and its effects are the most pronounced at the poles. Soon, there will no longer be enough ice to support the seals, polar bears, and other creatures that already face such adversity living in such a hostile environment.
Sweden
The way it's looking at me! makes me sad and angry...shame.
Texas,
United States
not sure it does, i just think it's a wonderful photo
Massachusetts,
United States
The seal portraits are some of Brian's most famous works. He made their plight known to the world.
District Of Columbia,
United States
global warming, creatures affected by our destruction of the planet, the polar caps are the most important resource we have on this planet for existence (rainforests too obviously), this picture puts a face to the potential loss we face.
Australia
it depicts global warming effect onthe ice
Massachusetts,
United States
With the depleting sea ice the breeding grounds for Harp seals is rapidly decreasing and the overall long term effects will be global.
Maryland,
United States
Polar icecaps and Greenland glaciers are melting at a tremendous. This beautiful creatures habitat is fast disappearing due to mans dependency on fossil fuels and a global over consumption lifestyle.
Canada
The melting of the polar ice caps will have devastating trickle down effects worldwide. This photograph displays part of a larger ecosystem that could be wiped out
Belgium
disappearing Arctic sea ice and associated sea-ice fauna

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