Aurora isn’t the most original name for a polar bear, but it’s better than ‘snowy’ I suppose. Regardless of the name, this giant puppet led a Greenpeace march through the streets of London yesterday in a campaign to save the Arctic.

I caught up with the bear at the end of the march when he/she/it came to rest outside the Shell headquarters, which you can see in the background of this image.

This appears to be my second protest image in the space of a week, this time it’s an attempt to ban drilling for oil and gas in the arctic. I think it will be my last also. I’m still more about the images being pretty rather than having a message behind them 🙂

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600s