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Hiking with Polar Bears in Canada (Main Library)

Everett Public Library
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Everett adventurer and photographer Dan Clements shows and tells about his 2016 trip to photograph polar bears on the shores of Canada's Hudson Bay.

In November 2016 Clements travelled as part of a group of photographers to photograph polar bears on the coast of Canada’s Hudson Bay, north of Churchill, Manitoba. About 1,100 of the world’s 30,000 polar bears live in that area. Clements wanted to photograph the bears as a way of documenting the effects of climate change on the lives of these bears. He photographed 10 to 15 bears each day on 5- to 10-mile group hikes, with temperatures plunging to as low as -30 F.

Clements has climbed, skied, sailed, SCUBA dived, and traveled throughout the world. He holds an MBA in international finance and has sat on boards for United Way of Snohomish County and Housing Hope. Additionally, he is an active supporter of the Pacific Northwest Underwater Photographers Society, Seattle Opera, Washington Ceasefire, and Family and Friends of Victims of Violent Crimes.