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Behind The Scenes: Getting the Perfect Polar Bear Pic

Often, getting the perfect shot requires months of planning, the right gear, and the know-how to properly capture that perfect moment when it comes along. But just as often, there’s an element of luck involved. When Florian Schulz took the incredible picture that wound up on the cover of One World One Ocean’s To The Arctic 3D companion book, it initially seemed like nothing had turned out.

Scrolling through his pictures it looked like they were too far away in the safety of their boat for the wireless remote to work. But then he caught sight of the few photos he had managed get, and his jaw dropped. Suffice it to say they had to get the bleep button ready when that happen.

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