Norbert Rosing on Norbert Rosing.
My photographic career has been caused by passion for nature, animals and photography.
I was able to afford my first camera by setting up bowling pins in a bowling alley. In the mid-70ies I afforded my first SLR camera. Every weekend I took my camera to the surrounding mountains enthusiastically and started to travel to Scandinavia. These Nordic countries used to be my second homeland until the end of the 80ies.
The big turn of events came with my great project The World of the Polar Bear in 1988 and at the same time I switched to the Leica R system. Since then, I consistently pursue this topic and travel to the Arctic every year. This yields books, calendars, articles in magazines, exhibitions and participation in international competitions.
In this culmination of twenty years work, world-renowned nature photographer Norbert Rosing takes us through the year of the polar bear, showing us that despite standing at over ten feet on its hind legs, weighing over 700kg and being renowned as a fierce predator, it is also a lovingparent and a natural jester. His stunning photographs and engaging text invite us into a world that few ever see and which is increasingly under threat.
A set of beautiful full-colour postcards featuring photographs of Polar Bears from world-reknowned photographer Norbert Rosing. The photographs in this beautifully reproduced postcard book bring elusive wildlife creatures up close. The book is standard postcard book dimensions, but printed on a heavier stock than many.
Polar Bears brings together acclaimed photographer Norbert Rosing's vibrant images and his firsthand knowledge of the Arctic to chronicle a year in the life of the polar bear, the Earth's largest land predator. The book is organised into four sections, spring, summer, autumn and winter, each with an introductory essay. Young readers will read about tiny newborn cubs, weighing barely one kilogram, and see them follow their mother across the frozen tundra, playing and learning survival skills as they go. Informative captions describe a polar bear's physical characteristics and how it survives in the bitter Arctic. The book also shows the other animals that share the Far North's breathtaking scenery. Each year more than 10,000 people travel to remote northern towns to watch and study polar bears, but the earth's climate is changing, and the bear's future is in question. At this critical time comes Polar Bears, the perfect introduction to the mighty Nanook from one of its most impassioned advocates.
The ferocious, snarling beast closing in on you fast has a toothache. In the white wastelands of the Arctic, there is nowhere to hide. Where is that helicopter? Despite surviving this nightmare, award-winning photographer Norbert Rosing loves the charming, playful side of the polar bear. Yes, they slashed his tires, but mankind is now ruining their climate and environment. Surely the bears' anger is understandable. Rosing's book connects children with the consequences of global warming, and gives practical advice on how to help save our white-furred friends.