“I spent 117 hours waiting in front of a polar bear den, with 60-70 km/h gusts of wind and average temperatures of about -50°C to -45°C with wind chill” Gilardini told PetaPixel. “In the end, I had 12 hours of effective shooting and 5 different polar bear sightings.”
Her extraordinary endurance was worth it in the end, as the photos reveal.
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) mother with exiting a day den, cub trying to catch a ride on mama’s bum. Wapusk National Park – Manitoba – Canada