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Photo Of The Week: Polar Bear Pathos


This is an extraordinary image (thanks to Trina for sharing): Polar bear confronts an icebreaker. And depending on your feelings about the collision between man and his technology and the natural world, it is profoundly sad.

Naturally, it cries out for a caption contest. Let me know what your caption would be. I’m going with:

“Will you just stop already!?” 

Or maybe: “Back it up, Dude.”

(click image for full size)

19 Comments leave one →
  1. 12/02/2011 8:29 am

    Ahhh, where’s that guy with the pepper spray when you need him?

  2. Janice permalink
    12/02/2011 9:10 am

    “hit reverse and I’ll push”

  3. Janice permalink
    12/02/2011 9:21 am

    or … Bear to ship: ‘get the F outta here … jerks …’

  4. 12/03/2011 9:58 am

    errm hello up there you are sort of on my patch here, back up mister or i will take you on!

  5. hope turner permalink
    12/03/2011 10:01 am

    The planets’ parasites are back, how much of the world needs to die for them to be happy about the state of their bank accounts?

  6. concerned for the future of our planet permalink
    12/03/2011 11:33 am

    What part of ‘climate change’ don’t you understand?

  7. sue costello permalink
    12/03/2011 12:13 pm

    Um, quit breaking up whats left of my ice you idiots…

  8. Hilary Cowperthwaite permalink
    12/03/2011 2:07 pm

    You are not going to park that thing here, now shift!!

  9. Cindy permalink
    12/04/2011 2:49 pm

    STOP! So far and no further!!!

  10. Richard permalink
    12/04/2011 7:15 pm

    Oi, all you apes, sod off back up the trees…

  11. rocky permalink
    12/05/2011 2:22 pm

    Oohhh, no you don’t!!

  12. richard threadgill permalink
    12/08/2011 7:18 am

    Hey I was here first….go get your own ice-patch

  13. Brian Yeoman permalink
    12/08/2011 7:27 am

    I just want to know if that poor guy was ok?????
    please say they didn’t just run him down????

  14. Cheri permalink
    12/08/2011 7:33 am


  15. Gerbrak permalink
    12/08/2011 7:37 am

    I am also one of the 99%

  16. Cheri permalink
    12/08/2011 8:20 am

    “Where are those angry, evil lookin things with the clubs when they’re REALLY NEEDED??!”

  17. David Levett permalink
    12/09/2011 4:47 am

    Bugger Off

  18. 12/09/2011 3:33 pm

    Really, you’re gonna stand there and take my picture? I could some help here.

    • 12/09/2011 3:35 pm

      I mistakenly left out the words just and use. I think that’s appropriate when responding to the attitude that it’s okay for us to just use what ever we want.

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