redwingjohnny:

Grizzly bear fishing by nancyjwagner on Flickr.

onseeingandnoticing:

Everyone should watch this….

This past weekend at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in the Canadian Rockies, two National Geographic Young Explorers received a “Best on the Mountain” award in the Environment category for their film, “SPOIL” about the threat of oil spills in one of the most untouched wildernesses in the world. (National Geographic is a sponsor of the Banff festival, but is not a part of the judging.)

NG Young Explorers Grants offer opportunities to individualsages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects. Trip Jennings and Andy Maser have received six NG grants over the past few years, enabling them to do this and other projects.

The winning film, above, follows members of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) as they document life in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia and in particular as they search for the legendary “spirit bear”–a black bear with white fur. The goal of all of it is to draw attention to the pristine beauty of the area, which is endangered by plans to make this place the main Pacific port for oil being pumped from Canada’s tar sands and shipped from the coast to Asia.  (Read more from iLCP: “Living With Spirit Bears” and “Spirit Bears in NYC“)

semicolonseas:

Paul NicklenSPIRIT BEARGreat Bear Rainforest, British Columbia
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AUGUST ISSUE
In a moss-draped rain forest in British Columbia, towering red cedars live a thousand years, and black bears are born with white fur.
“Paul Nicklen is a master at getting closer. He gets close enough to take this beautiful forest with this beautiful bear, eating a salmon, and make it all come together in a photograph that captures your imagination. I feel like I’m there. I can almost smell that forest, the bear. This is Paul’s home. This looks like a photo he took in his backyard of a dear friend.”—Chris Johns, Editor in Chief (NatGeo)

semicolonseas:

Paul Nicklen
SPIRIT BEAR
Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

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AUGUST ISSUE

In a moss-draped rain forest in British Columbia, towering red cedars live a thousand years, and black bears are born with white fur.

“Paul Nicklen is a master at getting closer. He gets close enough to take this beautiful forest with this beautiful bear, eating a salmon, and make it all come together in a photograph that captures your imagination. I feel like I’m there. I can almost smell that forest, the bear. This is Paul’s home. This looks like a photo he took in his backyard of a dear friend.”
—Chris Johns, Editor in Chief (NatGeo)

brandontakespictures:

The Kermode, or Spirit Bear, is a rare white subspecies of black bear found in the coastal areas of NW British Columbia. 

http://www.brandonbroderick.com

lilacscreams:

Say NO to Enbridge’s west coast oil supertanker and pipeline proposal. Help keep the west coast clean and beautiful.

Read more here.

I grew up on the west coast and it really means a lot to me. Please sign the petition and/or reblog. Even if you don’t give a shit, it takes ten seconds to do and every signature helps.

naked-city:

Great Bear Rainforest
British Columbia, Canada

Photos via:
Nat Geo
naturschatz.org
dominionpaper.ca
discoverwildlife.com / Thomas Peschak

makeanewbeginning:

Does fighting to keep our Pacific coast oil-spill-free make you a “radical”? That’s what Stephen Harper’s Conservatives say.

They want to help Enbridge Inc. build a pipeline from the oilsands to BC’s pristine north coast—to ship raw bitumen overseas in giant supertankers.

Even a modest spill in these northern waters would contaminate this coast for decades—wreaking havoc on fisheries, tourism and First Nations communities.

The so-called Northern Gateway pipeline imposes unacceptable risks—yet the Conservatives still say only “radicals” oppose it.

So, can we count you in?

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tltty:

for the rest of my life whenever i see this color i’ll be reminded of all the hours i wasted on the internet

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animalfreak11:

all from here

PLEASE MY FRIENDS YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL

SHOW THE COSTA RICAN GOVERNMENT THAT WE DO CARE.

The Sharks in Costa Rica are abandoned. Over 200.000 are brutally chopped alive and thrown into the sea while still conscious.

Shark slaughter continues in Costa Rica. Taiwanese…

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inothernews:

Chris Collins (R - NY), unsympathetic idiot extraordinaire.

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