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"When I decided to become a wildlife photographer, I found both the solitude and the wildlife I was looking for in the Alaskan Arctic".

"But during my early years in the Arctic, although I saw many coastal animals, I never encountered a polar bear. I never planned to photograph polar bears in Alaska at all". These are the words of photographer Steven Kazlowski, whose first encounter with a polar bear has since compelled him to create one of the best photographic documents of this species to date.

But less than a decade after Kazlowski spotted his first polar bear, his latest book, published by Braided River in February 2008, is ironically titled The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World. This truth, the tragic effect that global warming is having on the Arctic habitat of these magnificent animals, is supported by statistics which suggest that two-thirds of the polar bear’s habitat will disappear by 2050, with only a handful of them remaining by 2080. When, in May 2008, the US government listed the polar bear as a threatened species, they became the first large mammal whose decline has been attributed to climate change.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow and cub walking on multi-layer ice (freshwater pans formed over the years where the salt is squeezed out of the ice) on the Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Res... - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow and cub walking on multi-layer ice (freshwater pans formed over the years where the salt is squeezed out of the ice) on the Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Res...
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow with cub walking on multi-layer ice (freshwater pans formed over the years where the salt is squeezed out of the ice) on the Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Re... - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow with cub walking on multi-layer ice (freshwater pans formed over the years where the salt is squeezed out of the ice) on the Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Re...
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow and cub walking on multi-layer ice (freshwater pans formed over the years where the salt is squeezed out of the ice) on the Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Res... - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow and cub walking on multi-layer ice (freshwater pans formed over the years where the salt is squeezed out of the ice) on the Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Res...
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow with cub swimming towards ice on the Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Reserves, Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow with cub swimming towards ice on the Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Reserves, Alaska
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} investigates a wildlife observers truck, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Sequence 1/5. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} investigates a wildlife observers truck, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Sequence 1/5.
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} investigates a wildlife observers truck, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Sequence 2/5. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} investigates a wildlife observers truck, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Sequence 2/5.
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} investigates a wildlife observers truck, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Sequence 3/5. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} investigates a wildlife observers truck, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Sequence 3/5.
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} investigates a wildlife observers truck, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Sequence 5/5. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} investigates a wildlife observers truck, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Sequence 5/5.
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} portait in snow, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} portait in snow, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) pair walking amongst rough ice on the frozen eastern Chukchi Sea, Arctic Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) pair walking amongst rough ice on the frozen eastern Chukchi Sea, Arctic Alaska
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} Female with cubs resting after feeding, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} Female with cubs resting after feeding, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} mother and cub silhouetted at sunset, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} mother and cub silhouetted at sunset, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
Site of Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} den in the autumn, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Site of Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} den in the autumn, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) den from the inside, recently vacated by sow and newborn spring cubs who have traveled to the coast in search of food. Eastern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) den from the inside, recently vacated by sow and newborn spring cubs who have traveled to the coast in search of food. Eastern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) cubs, newly emerged from their den on the Arctic coast, eastern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) cubs, newly emerged from their den on the Arctic coast, eastern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
polar bear, Ursus maritimus, sow with newborn spring cubs newly emerged from their den, mouth of Canning River along the Arctic coast, eastern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / polar bear, Ursus maritimus, sow with newborn spring cubs newly emerged from their den, mouth of Canning River along the Arctic coast, eastern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} mother and cub sleeping, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} mother and cub sleeping, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} cub rolling on pack ice, coastal plain of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Sequence 3/3. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} cub rolling on pack ice, coastal plain of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Sequence 3/3.
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} cub jumping, trying to break a hole in pack ice, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} cub jumping, trying to break a hole in pack ice, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} cub playing with tyre, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} cub playing with tyre, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} cub scratching back against its mother, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} cub scratching back against its mother, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
Female Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} with cubs walking outside the Arctic village of Kaktovik, coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Female Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} with cubs walking outside the Arctic village of Kaktovik, coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} baring teeth at truck window, seen from inside vehicle, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} baring teeth at truck window, seen from inside vehicle, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} looking through truck window and showing huge paws, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.~. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} looking through truck window and showing huge paws, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.~.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) walking on ice and snow. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) walking on ice and snow. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} playing with a piece of meat, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} playing with a piece of meat, Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} females with cubs scavenging bowhead whale carcass  {Balaena mysticetus} Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear {Ursus maritimus} females with cubs scavenging bowhead whale carcass {Balaena mysticetus} Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow with cubs swimming between ice on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow with cubs swimming between ice on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
King eider (Somateria spectabilis) sitting on ice over the frozen Chukchi Sea, off Point Barrow, Arctic Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / King eider (Somateria spectabilis) sitting on ice over the frozen Chukchi Sea, off Point Barrow, Arctic Alaska
Arctic fox {Alopex lagopus} hunting rodents under the snow, North Slope, Alaska. Sequence 1/3. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Arctic fox {Alopex lagopus} hunting rodents under the snow, North Slope, Alaska. Sequence 1/3.
Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) herd resting on and swimming around a chunk of pack ice during the spring breakup. Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Reserves, Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) herd resting on and swimming around a chunk of pack ice during the spring breakup. Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Reserves, Alaska
Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) swimming amidst multi-layer ice (freshwater pans formed over many years where the salt is squeezed out of the ice) offshore from Point Barrow. Chukchi Sea, Arctic Al... - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) swimming amidst multi-layer ice (freshwater pans formed over many years where the salt is squeezed out of the ice) offshore from Point Barrow. Chukchi Sea, Arctic Al...
Grizzly bear {Ursus arctos horribilis} Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Grizzly bear {Ursus arctos horribilis} Denali National Park, Alaska, USA.
Wild Grey wolf {Canis lupus} Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Wild Grey wolf {Canis lupus} Denali National Park, Alaska, USA
Caribou / Reindeer  {Rangifer tarandus} group, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Caribou / Reindeer {Rangifer tarandus} group, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA
Dall sheep male resting {Ovis Dalli} Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Dall sheep male resting {Ovis Dalli} Denali National Park, Alaska, USA.