Andean Bear

In South America, the Andean bear also known as "Spectacled Bear" is threatened by deforestation and poaching.
Since 2008, I spent several months in Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru to photograph this species. I followed the biologists involved in its conservation. My adventures will soon be published in a new book published by "L'Ecole des Loisirs".
Here are a few photos shot in Ecuador.

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© Philippe Henry 2013 - No reproduction authorized