Each year, from mid-February to mid-March, a grand occasion occurs in the Wapusk National Forest in Canada: polar bears appear from their caves with their four-month-old babies for the very first time.
In 2014, Sissy Gilardini, a professional wildlife photographer, decided to go photo searching for pictures of the Cubs’ first steps. Sissy spent 13 days in the park and also waited for 117 hrs in front of the cave while it was about − 122 ° F (-50 ° C) outside.
It makes me shiver just thinking of it!
This picture of Gilardini’s from Wapusk National forest in Manitoba has actually won her worldwide awards. “Photographing these polar bears can be very difficult with the winter.
At those temperature levels, your video camera will ice up, your batteries will certainly pass away as well as also when your electronic camera is functioning, you can not check your setups because little crystals form all over it,” she stated.
“However I called quickly as I took this picture that I had something unique. The mother was so kicked back as well as I really feel there’s a lot tenderness there … everybody can connect to that.” Gilardini stated photographing Canada’s polar bears is a huge honour.
“I am clearly honoured for the acknowledgment, but what is most important to me is this fantastic chance to provide a voice to animals that can not speak out and also bring awareness on environment loss and also climate change via the power of a favorable picture,” she claimed.
“We need to get to peoples’ heart and feelings in order to move them to activity.”
She likewise photographed bears, penguins.
As a youngster, Gilardini had a large collection of teddy bears and all sorts of stuffed animals. “I was increased in Switzerland at once where no bears were to be located however I never ever examined why I liked the bears a lot,” she stated.
“People constantly ask me if I’m afraid of bears since I spend a lot time photographing them, however really they relax me down.” She has never had a poor encounter with one, she stated.
Gilardini started photographing the spirit births in B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest after she moved to Vancouver five years ago. “I am entirely attracted by this complicated ecological community where every little thing is interconnected and also I feel deeply happy to be among minority people that have been fortunate to see and also picture it,” she said.
She claimed her guide called this resting bear Mushroom, because it liked to get “high up on mushrooms,” she claimed with a laugh.