Polar bears rely on sea ice to feed, and a warming world means that there is always less ice for them to hunt from. Their medium is literally disappearing from underneath their feet. This image imagines a bear wishing that they were a tern, or a jellyfish, something less fixed – something able to hunt in different, more constant worlds.
This graphic is part of the Wellspring portfolio.
A tall, looming iceberg is central to this image rendered in dark turquoise and blue. A polar bear stands atop it, looking over its shoulder into the distance. Two water birds, terns, frame the bear, flying to the left and right. Below in the ocean water, two long-tentacled jellyfish frame the bottom of the iceberg. The entire image is framed by a vertical infinity shape.