Polar Bear Cub at Hellabrunn Zoo

Last week I photographed the new polar bear cub at the zoo in Munich for the Turkish news agency Anadolu. There were a lot of photographers and videographers present and I had to be there in time to secure a good spot behind the glass fence at their enclosure. It's a bit tricky to photograph polar bears, since you have to shoot through pretty thick glass, so if you don't shoot at a 90 degree angle, the photos are distorted. The other challenge is their white fur, for the autofocus as well as for the exposure.

This was my fourth assignment for Anadolu. My colleague who has worked for Anadolu for the last few years gets assigned by the European Press Photo Agency (epa) frequently, now that epa and dpa separated, and whenever he works for them, he asks me to cover an event for Anadolu. According to Wikipedia, they were founded in 1920 to cover the Turkish War of Independence; but for the last few years, they have been expanding, opening offices all over the world, holding more than 80 currently.