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This marine mammal spends most of its time on the sea ice where it hunts seals, rather than on solid ground. Its highly developed sense of smell allows it to detect the presence of a seal located more than 1,500 meters away and 1 meter deep under the snow. An excellent swimmer, the polar bear can swim for several days in a row and cover several hundred kilometers.

The polar bear lives exclusively in the Arctic and depends on sea ice to hunt. In the absence of sea ice, it moves to solid ground where it has extremely limited access to food. The minimum annual surface area of sea ice decreased by more than 40% from 1979 to 2011. The melting of sea ice is due to the increase in temperature on Earth and the greenhouse gases present in the atmosphere. Climate change is the most serious and direct threat to the survival of the polar bear.

With an estimated population of around 26,000 individuals, it is classified as vulnerable by the IUCN (2015).

  • 70cm x 105cm | Edition of 25
  • 80cm x 120cm | Edition of 15
  • 100cm x 150cm | Edition of 10

Printed on Hahnemühle FineArt 285 g/m²
Print on aluminium backing or under acrylic glass available on request

Each print is numbered and signed

Comes with a 5 cm white border

Certificate of authenticity included

Production details

Each photograph is numbered, signed and a certificate of authenticity is included. Once each edition is sold through completely there will be no more prints of that image offered. These masterworks are available in three different sizes, with framed prints and prints on aluminium backing or under acrylic glass available upon request. We use archival Hahnemühle Fine Art 285 g/m² paper, which has a wonderful texture and excellent colour rendition. All limited edition prints come with a 5 cm white border.

What is the shipping time?

We fulfil the order and ship it within 2-5 business days by DHL from the point of order, although we will always endeavour to reduce this where possible. Prints are shipped unframed for efficiency and quality assurance. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all.

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    • Carbon Neutral

      Our fine art prints are 100% end-to-end carbon neutral service. This means our provider offset all carbon emissions is responsible for.

    • Fast shipping

      Fast shipping, we fulfil the order and shipped it within 2-5 working days.

    • Hand-picked archival art papers

      Hahnemüle Pearl has a smooth orange peel texture and a bright neutral white base, it creates really natural black and white images and offers vibrant colour reproduction and great detail too.

    • Giclée printing

      A Giclée print is a high quality archival inkjet print. We use the latest best-in-class printers.


    All Chris Schmid fine art photography is a representation of a real life scene as captured in-camera. The original photographs have not been digitally manipulated in the post processing stage and all depicted wildlife is carrying out a wild and free existence.