The picture represents the border between life and total extinction.
While we are following our interests, we often forget to think about the consequences of the movement we call "progress". We are blind, while "digging for gold" and, unfortunately, therefore we are destroying the natural habitat of their world. We are nothing but their guests, they were here way before us... However today they are walking on the unstable surface we made and tomorrow it falls apart and they sink to the bottoms of the oceans. Some of them are trying everything to emerge, but for more and more it's becoming the impossible...
I consider the white bears as one of the most majestic species on this planet. Unfortunately, because of the glaciers' melting, which is caused mainly, because of the human race, these creatures are nowadays hardly to find in their natural environment.
I took this shot in Austria at the Schoenbrunn Zoo.