I can't decide either, Allan. When I first processed it I actually cropped it to a 2x1 format, partly to get the horizon offset from center. Later I re-worked it to bring out the snow a little more and then liked it in the original format which I have since printed on both canvas and metal and it looks great. But then again it looks good in 16x9 on a screen too.... I guess that means the bears are what matters to the overall image....I was going to say I would take a bit off the top if it were mine, but that was an hour ago. I look at it now and can't decide.
There's not much of a story though I guess there is a bit of a lesson in it. The image was shot in Kaktovic, AK, which is within the bounds of the famous Arctic National Wildlife Refuge(aka ANWR). You can't set foot on the ground there so have to shoot from a boat(which isn't a bad idea anyway). There are a few workshops held there but another photographer that I know made some contacts and we were able to just hire a native guide with a small(20ft) boat. So we had the boat to ourselves and the guide pretty much did whatever we asked him to do.Like West, I would like to know the story behind the image.