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As dawn broke in the Pacific, an Arctic Rising began as polar bears began descending on famous buildings across the world. The Arctic Rising is following the sun across the globe and has already seen polar bears at Sydney Harbour Opera House, on the Great Wall of China, visiting the Kremlin, the Reichstag in Berlin, the Vatican, Big Ben in London, climbing City Hall in Brussels and setting up a “homeless polar bear” camp in Copenhagen Harbour alongside the Queen’s vessel. Bears are on the William Tell statue in Switzerland, and Niagara Falls, while 23 Greenpeace activists were arrested in front of Shell’s headquarters in The Hague. Then as the sun rose in Rio, the world’s biggest polar bear –a 12m balloon – sailed in front of the Christ the Redeemer statue and the Greenpeace campaign to Save the Arctic began.

Part of my second shoot for Greenpeace, these pictures were taken in the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station and in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. on June 21, 2012. Click HERE to see the flickr set.

Photos shot with a Canon 5d Mark II on a 24 – 105 mm lens.

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