2000 Photo Contest, Nature, Honorable mention

Hans-Jürgen and Heidi Koch


01 January, 1999

Polar bears usually swim below the surface. Their nostrils can shut off, but their eyes remain open for orientation and hunting prey. The photographers set out to demonstrate that natural animal behavior can be as authentically photographed in captivity as in the wild by photographing polar bears in German and Swedish zoos.

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Hans-Jürgen and Heidi Koch

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