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Dave Sandford

The Bear Hug

The Bear Hug

Regular price $149.00 USD
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Hahnemühle Photo Rag Cotton Paper.

These prints are produced without plastic packaging and with utmost care for the environment.

Shipping & Returns

Free Shipping during promotional periods, any amount of prints, anywhere in the world!

My artwork ships from my print lab in Europe. Depending on your location, you may be assessed Customs, Duties, or Import Taxes. These are assessed by your government, and not by myself.

If your art work is damaged please contact me immediately to arrange a replacement free of charge.

Care Instructions

This fine art paper is very fragile, please frame upon receiving your shipment or store in the original packaging.

It is believed that the two bears pictured here are siblings, they have been spotted in the fall for a couple of years and appeared to be inseparable! I had been out on the tundra with my guide Drew for the entire day, we noticed a couple of heads pop up from within the willows and decided to see what might transpire. A short while later the two bears emerged from the willows and on to the open tundra where they proceeded to put on a lively and entertaining sparring match! The two bears locked up temporarily for this embrace, which resembled a hug. No different than when you see two boxers battling it out in the ring, when they are exhausted, they sometimes lock up and appear to be embracing one another. While I am not a boxer, nor a bear, I am sure that locking up in an embrace such as this for a few seconds simply provides each with a moment to catch their breath before the battle resumes.

Printed on: Hahnemühle Photo Rag

3:2 Ratio

Border Size


12” x 18”



16” x 24”



24” x 36”



40” x 60”


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Dave Sandford's Conservation Mission

As a Polar Bear International Ambassador, I proudly donate 10% of my polar bear photography print sales to support and aid in Polar Bear conservation.

Thank you for supporting my work and supporting wildlife conservation through purchasing my artwork.

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    We ship our art work with the best possible, recycleable materials but sometimes shipping can be rough. Please contact us immediately if any issues from shipping.