Photo: Bear Sitting in Garbage Dump

Bear sitting in a garbage dump
Written by JoAnn Chateau

A photo captures a bear sitting beside a burning landfill pit, surrounded by the refuse of human civilization. What do you imagine the bear may be thinking?

“When B.C.-based photographer Troy Moth visited a landfill in Northern Ontario to work on a documentary film, he had no idea that he would take one of the most poignant photographs of his life there. The photograph Moth took that day shows a bear sitting motionless in front of a pit at the landfill waiting for a garbage fire to go down…” ~ CBC Arts

READ MORE: “This is the Most Heartbreaking Image I’ve Ever Made” – Story Behind the Photo | CBC Arts

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About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


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