International Polar Bear Day

International Polar Bear Day is on 27 February!

We founded the day to coincide with the time period when polar bear moms and cubs are snug in their dens. As part of our celebration, we focus on the need to protect denning families across the Arctic. […] On average, only about half of all cubs reach adulthood, with even lower survival rates in the most vulnerable populations.

Ξ International Polar Bear Day

In the photo (taken in December 2022) above: melting ice sculpture “Ours blanc sur glaces éphémères” (“Polar Bear on Thin Ice”) by Nicolas Godon and Laurent Godon (ice) and Mark Coreth (a life-size bronze skeleton). Instalation (for COP15 in Montreal) symbolizes climate change and its impact on the destruction of polar bear habitat (“Espace pour la vie”).

Canada on | Montreal on

© Agata Ziz • All photos were taken by me • All rights reserved

LAPC #236: East meets West, North meets South

East meets West at Istanbul and Bosphorus Strait in Turkey. North meets South at Panama City and Panama Canal in Panama. Both Turkey (AsiaEurope) and Panama (North AmericaSouth America) are contiguous transcontinental countries.

Posted for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: LAPC #236: East meets West or North meets South – by Amy of The World is A Book…

See also: Istanbul and Bosphorus | Panama Canal

Panama on | Turkey on

© Agata Ziz • All photos were taken by me • All rights reserved